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Laws and Regulations Committee Update - November 27 - 29, 2019

December 06, 2019 9:58 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

November 27, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use):

Alzchem Trostberg GmbH

Filed on: 11/27/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-25904 PDF 2 Pages (83.4 KB) Permalink

 

Zinpro Corp.

Filed on: 11/27/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-25903 PDF 4 Pages (25.4 KB) Permalink

 

Notices

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

Procedures for the Safe and Sanitary Processing and Importing of Fish and Fishery Products

Filed on: 11/27/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-25857 PDF 5 Pages (91.2 KB) Permalink

 

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 11/27/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-25863 PDF 4 Pages (92.1 KB) Permalink

  • ·       Minnesota Pesticide & Fertilizer Survey

 

International Trade Commission

Notices

Investigations; Determinations, Modifications, and Rulings, etc.:

Sugar from Mexico

Filed on: 11/27/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-25873 PDF 13 Pages (388 KB) Permalink

 

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Notices

Meetings:

CPSC Forum on Crib Bumpers

Filed on: 11/27/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 11/29/2019

FR Document: 2019-25890 PDF 5 Pages (100 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

California-based food manufacturer agrees to stop production after repeated food safety violations

Warning Letters

Posted Date

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

11/26/2019

11/19/2019

California Cereal Products

Office of Human and Animal Foods - III East

CGMP/Food/Prepared, Packed or Held Under Insanitary Conditions/Adulterated

 

USDA

Petitions

Petition Submitted by Animal Welfare Institute (May 26, 2016) 

  • ·       requesting FSIS revise regulations to prohibit behavior that has the potential to cause birds to die other than by slaughter. 
  • ·       FSIS Final Response to Petition (Nov 25, 2019)

Petition Submitted by Animal Welfare Institute (Dec 17, 2013) 

  • ·       requesting FSIS use its authority under PPIA to promulgate regulations for the humane handling of poultry. 
  • ·       FSIS Final Response to Petition (Nov 25, 2019)

Petition Submitted by Shawn K. Stevens (May 15, 2018) 

  • ·       requests FSIS amend 9 CFR part 355 to add freeze dried and frozen pet food and pet treats to the pet food products eligible for USDA certification.
  • ·       FSIS Final Response to Petition (Nov 25, 2019)

 

 

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-FNS

RIN: 0584-AE57

Status: Concluded

TITLE:Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: Yes

RECEIVED DATE: 10/15/2019

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

** COMPLETED: 11/26/2019

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·       FDA investigators are on-the-ground in Salinas continuing to investigate the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. Consumers should avoid romaine from Salinas, CA. @CDCgov reported an increase of cases of illness to 67 across 19 states. https://go.usa.gov/xpnDp

@FDAfood

  • ·       FDA and @CDCgov are investigating an E. coli #outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California. 67 illnesses reported from 19 states. If the label indicates romaine lettuce was grown in "Salinas" do not eat it https://go.usa.gov/xpnBb

@US_FDA

  • ·       FDA continues to investigate a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A linked to blackberries purchased between Sept. 9 & Sept. 30 from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in 11 states. @CDCgov reports an increase in case count to 14 https://go.usa.gov/xpXWC
  • ·       If you or a family member have already eaten the blackberries purchased between Sept 9-30 and have not been vaccinated for the hepatitis A virus, talk to your health care professional to determine if post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated.

@FDAMedia

  • ·       A California-based food manufacturer - Golden Gate Soy Products - agreed to stop selling food after inspections revealed listeria contamination at their facility. FDA took action to prevent potentially contaminated food products from getting to market https://go.usa.gov/xpnWz

@DrAbernethyFDA

November 29, 2019

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Type

Reason/Problem

Company

11/27/2019

Hodgson Mill

Unbleached Flour

Food & Beverages,

Potential E. Coli Contamination

Hodgson Mill, Inc.

11/27/2019

Wild Harvest

Organic All-Purpose Flour

Food & Beverages,

Potential E.coli Contamination

UNFI

 

AMS

USDA Files Action Against Custom Fresh Cuts Inc. in California for Alleged PACA Violations

 

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case against Joseph W. White, American Cattle Co., LLC d/b/a American Cattle, American Beef and American Beef Company

 

@FrankyiannasFDA

  • ·       The public-health & business case for tech-enabled tracking, tracing, & monitoring of food. It CAN be done. #smarterfoodsafety
  • ·       "Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell romaine lettuce if they cannot confirm it is from outside Salinas," said Frank Yiannas of the FDA.

@FDArecalls

  • ·       Hodgson Mill Issues Voluntary Recall of Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour Due to Potential Presence of Pathogenic E.coli https://go.usa.gov/xpQwc

 


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