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Laws and Regulations Committee Update - September 30 - October 1, 2019

October 04, 2019 9:32 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

September 30, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use):

Evonik Corp.

Filed on: 09/30/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/01/2019

FR Document: 2019-20958 PDF 2 Pages (83.6 KB) Permalink

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Rules

Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection

Filed on: 09/30/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/01/2019

FR Document: 2019-20245 PDF 210 Pages (818 KB) Permalink

 

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:

Interstate Shipment of Meat and Poultry Products

Filed on: 09/30/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/01/2019

FR Document: 2019-21298 PDF 10 Pages (216 KB) Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Rules

Rules of Practice and Procedure Governing Formal Rulemaking Proceedings Instituted by the Secretary

Filed on: 09/30/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/01/2019

FR Document: 2019-20585 PDF 4 Pages (316 KB) Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

National Organic Program:

Origin of Livestock

Filed on: 09/30/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/01/2019

FR Document: 2019-20869 PDF 4 Pages (82.6 KB) Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

U.S. Standards for Grades of Apples

Filed on: 09/30/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/01/2019

FR Document: 2019-20570 PDF 10 Pages (180 KB) Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

Marketing Order:

Tomatoes Grown in Florida

Filed on: 09/30/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/01/2019

FR Document: 2019-21018 PDF 18 Pages (261 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Product Type

Reason/Problem

Company

09/26/2019

RONG SHING NY Trading Inc.

GANCHI NAIWEITANGPIAN candy

Food & Beverages,

Undeclared milk

RONG SHING NY Trading Inc.

 

FSIS

Sep 27, 2019 | PDF

  • FSIS Food Defense Guidance Documents are Available 

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

094-2019 Tip Top Poultry, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Sep 28, 2019

095-2019 Fisher Packing Company Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Sep 28, 2019

 

AMS

USDA Establishes Regional Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation and Training Centers

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

@FDAfood

  • ·       [*retweet @MDHealthDept*] RELEASE: Nine confirmed cases of salmonella have been reported in Maryland. Consumers are advised not to eat hummus purchased from Moby Dick House of Kabob: http://bit.ly/mdsalmonella

@FDAMedia

  • ·       #FDA knows many food standards of identity were established long ago & may not reflect changes in consumer expectations or facilitate innovation, incl. to make foods healthier. That’s why FDA wants to modernize current standards.
  • ·       #FDA wants to modernize food standards of identity in ways that will protect consumers, maintain basic nature/essential characteristics + nutritional integrity of food & encourage production of healthier foods. https://go.usa.gov/xVwAs
  • ·       Claudine Kavanaugh, Director, Nutrition Policy, Office of Food Policy Response is speaking to the #NutritionInnovation Strategy efforts to empower consumers with information and facilitate industry innovation toward healthier foods that consumers want.

 

October 1, 2019

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Increased Assessment Rate:

Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington

Filed on: 10/01/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/02/2019

FR Document: 2019-21023 PDF 16 Pages (335 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Tolerance Exemption:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Filed on: 10/01/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/02/2019

FR Document: 2019-21121 PDF 11 Pages (227 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Launches the FDA-TRACK: Food Safety Dashboard to Track FSMA Progress

Statement on measuring the progress being made through implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Type

Reason/Problem

Company

09/30/2019

Consider Bardwell Farms

Dorset, Slyboboro and Experience Cheeses

Food & Beverages,

Listeria monocytogenes

Consider Bardwell Farms

09/30/2019

Cellect®, Essentials Factor®

Multi Mineral & Vitamin Supplement Unflavored Powder Mix

Food & Beverages,

Unsafe levels of Arsenic and Lead

Cellect Products Inc. and Oglethorpe Ltd.

09/30/2019

Whole Foods Market

Dorset cheese

Food & Beverages,

Potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes

Whole Foods Market

 

 

AMS

USDA Reaches Consent Decision and Civil Penalty with Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC, for Packers and Stockyards Act Violations

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case Against Empacadora y Procesadora del Sur Inc.

USDA Temporarily Extends South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Designation as Provider of Federal Grain Inspection Service

 

@FDACommissioner

  • ·       FDA is launching a new Food Safety Dashboard as part of our commitment to transparency that will measure performance progress as we continue to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. https://go.usa.gov/xVGzG
  • ·       While we expect it to take several years to establish trends in the data, the initial results are encouraging. We plan to update this data quarterly with our goal of tracking these metrics for all of the FSMA rules.

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·       Today, @US_FDA launched a new Food Safety Dashboard to transparently share progress on implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. It’s too soon to draw conclusions, but we’ll use these metrics, & others, as we work to reduce foodborne illnesses. https://go.usa.gov/xVGzG
  • ·       [*retweet @FoodChemNews*] FDA’s Yiannas challenges produce industry to overcome hurdles on traceability http://bit.ly/2mhGbJH  #FoodRegulation

@FDAfood

  • ·       FDA and @USDA signed an MOU for the continued inspection, sampling, and testing of raw #peanuts, Brazil nuts, and pistachio nuts for aflatoxins https://go.usa.gov/xV7aW
  • ·       According to @CDCgov, the outbreak of Cyclospora illnesses linked to fresh basil from Siga Logistics de RL de CV in Mexico appears to be over http://go.usa.gov/xyAKE
  • ·       Food producers! Have you seen Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) Version 2.0? It has been aligned with the requirements of the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act #FSMA https://go.usa.gov/xVmtU


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