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Laws and Regulations Committee Update - January 8 - 10, 2020

January 10, 2020 9:42 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

January 8, 2020

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 01/08/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/09/2020

FR Document: 2020-00158 PDF 4 Pages (116 KB) Permalink

 

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

General Administrative Practice and Procedures

Filed on: 01/08/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/09/2020

FR Document: 2020-00151 PDF 10 Pages (116 KB) Permalink

 

U.S. Codex Office

Notices

Meetings:

Codex Committee on Food Additives

Filed on: 01/08/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/09/2020

FR Document: 2020-00162 PDF 7 Pages (214 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA continues to advance agency-wide scientific and technical capabilities by holding public meeting on modernization of data strategy

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards

Warning Letters

Posted Date

Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

01/07/2020

12/23/2019

Kohyo America, Inc.

Division of West Coast Imports

Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

 

AMS

USDA Settles Packers and Stockyards Case Against Robert Farias Jr., Kunoa Cattle Company LLC d.b.a. Ranch Company and Kunoa Cattle Company

USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on Washington Produce Business

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision and Civil Penalty with Hatch Auction Inc., d.b.a. Cow House and Raymond L. Hatch for Violation of a Secretary’s Order and P&S Act Violations

 

USDA

Secretary Perdue Statement on Senator Loeffler

 

@SteveFDA

  • ·       Because data are so essential to what we do, we are committed to ensuring that our mechanisms for collecting, reviewing and analyzing data are equally as sophisticated as the scientific advances that we are reviewing.
  • ·       I am pleased to announce we’ll be hosting a public meeting on March 27 on our data strategy—this is an opportunity for public input and engagement on this important topic. https://go.usa.gov/xpukz
  • ·       Data are the foundation of our most important work as a science-based regulatory agency and we look forward to collaborating with both internal and external experts on approaching critical topics like data stewardship, strategy, standards and more.

@DrAbernathyFDA

  • ·       #ICYMI: We announced a public meeting on Modernizing FDA’s Data Strategy today!
  • ·       In just a few minutes, I'll be participating in a Q&A at #CES2020 for the #DigitalHealthSummit. I'm excited to be here, and I hope to see you there! Follow live coverage of the event at @US_FDA.

@FrankYiannasFDA

@SecretarySonny

  • ·       As the daughter of an active farming family, @SenatorLoeffler understands the needs of the agriculture community. Looking forward to working together on ways we can best serve our farmers and ranchers across the country and in our home state of Georgia.

@FDA_ORA

#DYK that high levels of folic acid may, especially in older adults, hide signs of B-12 deficiency, a condition that can cause nerve damage? This #FDAConsumerUpdate will help guide you in safely taking your vitamins: https://go.usa.gov/xpRhn  #FolicAcidAwarenessWeek


January 9, 2020

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Meetings:

Testing Methods for Asbestos in Talc and Cosmetic Products Containing Talc

Filed on: 01/09/2020 at 8:45 am  Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/10/2020

FR Document: 2020-00259  PDF 14 Pages (134 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Type

Reason/Problem

Company

01/08/2020

Fresh Location

Protein snack tray and protein trail mix

Food & Beverages, Snack Food Item, Foodborne Illness

Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Fresh Location

 

AMS

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision and Civil Penalty with Cecil Sellers Cattle Company Ltd., Sellers-CSCC Inc. and Charles Sellers for P&S Act Violations

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case Against Mark A. Oberly, d.b.a. Oberly Brothers Livestock

 

CSPI

Online Grocery Retailers Undermining Healthy Eating, According to CSPI Marketplace Scan

CSPI Urges FDA Not to Open Pandora’s Box with Sweeping Changes to Food Standards of Identity

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·       RT @afdonews: Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response at the FDA shares current food safety strategies in the Era of Smarter Food Safety at Roadmap to Foodborne Illness Reduction via Health People 2030.

January 10, 2020

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Undue and Unreasonable Preferences and Advantages Under the Packers and Stockyards Act

Filed on:01/10/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/13/2020

FR Document: 2020-00152 PDF 46 Pages (358 KB) Permalink

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 01/10/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 01/13/2020

FR Document:2020-00282 PDF 3 Pages (88.1 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

FDA, USDA and EPA announce joint platform to streamline information about agricultural biotechnology products

 

FSIS

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Swedish Meatball Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

 

USDA

USDA Reaches a Consent Decision and Civil Penalty with Sisseton Livestock Inc. for P&S Act Violations

USDA, FDA, EPA Launch Website for Biotechnology Regulation

 

NTP

NTP Update - January 2020 now available

 

NAD

NAD Inquiry of Tru NIAGEN Dietary Supplement Closes Without Review of Discontinued Product; Advertising Claims Permanently Discontinued

 

CSPI

FDA’s New Report on Antibiotics in Farm Animals Adds Urgency to Fight for Responsible Antibiotics Use

 

@SteveFDA

  • ·       This is a time of unprecedented scientific innovation. FDA is committed to fostering flexible, risk-based approaches in agricultural biotechnology while upholding our mission of protecting and promoting human and animal health and animal well-being.
  • ·       FDA’s Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan lays out a risk-based regulatory approach to help secure confidence in the reliability & performance of plant & animal-based innovative products for consumers & global trading partners.
  • ·       F DA’s flexible approach to agricultural biotechnology focuses on safety and, where applicable, effectiveness. Our science-based policies support innovation and ensure our regulatory processes are efficient, predictable and proportionate to risk.

@US_FDA

FDA is celebrating National Biotechnology Month with @USDA and @EPA and the launch of our unified platform to streamline information and access to all three agencies charged with overseeing agricultural biotechnology products. https://go.usa.gov/xpSav


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