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Laws and Regulations Committee Update - March 16 - 17, 2020

March 20, 2020 10:38 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

March 16, 2020

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Meetings:

Grain Inspection Advisory Committee

Filed on: 03/16/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/17/2020

FR Document: 2020-05490 PDF 2 Pages (76.9 KB) Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Proposed Rules

Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List

Filed on: 03/16/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/17/2020

FR Document:2020-05499 PDF 6 Pages (102 KB) Permalink

 

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Food Additive, Color Additive (Including Labeling), Submission of Information to a Master File in Support of Petitions; and Electronic Submission Using Food and Drug Administration Form 3503

Filed on: 03/16/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/17/2020

FR Document: 2020-05447 PDF 9 Pages (41.8 KB) Permalink

 

Foreign Agricultural Service

Notices

World Trade Organization Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels

Filed on: 03/16/2020 at 8:45 am  Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/17/2020

FR Document: 2020-05506 PDF 5 Pages (91.1 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

E. coli: Clover Sprouts (February 2020) (March 13 Update)

Final Rule; Food Additives Permitted in Feed and Drinking Water of Animals; Chromium Propionate

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Product Type

Recall Reason

Company

03/14/2020

AFC Distribution Corp.

Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi)

Food & Beverages,

Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

AFC Distribution Corp.

03/13/2020

WinCo

Frozen Blackberries and Frozen Berry Medley

Food & Beverages,

Norovirus

WinCo Foods, LLC

 

CVM

U.S. Animal Food Facilities Interested in Exporting to China Should Contact FDA by April 3, 2020

FDA to Include Animal Drugs in EU Mutual Recognition Agreement for Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice Inspections

 

FSIS

Mar 13, 2020 | PDF

  • FSIS Monitoring Evolving COVID-19 Situation 
  • FSIS Announces Leadership Changes
  • FSIS Posts Individual Category Status and Aggregate Results for Poultry Carcasses, Chicken Parts, and Comminuted Poultry Tested for Salmonella
  • FSIS Creates Webpages for Foodborne Outbreak Investigations 
  • FSIS Posts Updated Dataset on Import Refusals
  • Reminder on Signing Paper Export Certificates for China

Notices

Number

Title

Date Issued

Expiration Date

10-20

Updated -- New FSIS Security Paper and Seven Digit Export Stamp for Use With The Export Module of The Public Health Information System - Phase Three

Mar 13, 2020

Apr 01, 2021

 

AMS

USDA Holds Nicholas Allen Responsibly Connected to Allens Inc. for PACA Violations

 

USDA

Secretary Perdue Statement on Canada Passing USMCA

Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Declaration of National Emergency Regarding COVID-19

 

OMB/OIRA

AGENCY: USDA-APHIS

RIN: 0579-AE35

Status: Concluded

TITLE: Animal Welfare; Amendments to Licensing Provisions and to Requirements for Dogs

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

RECEIVED DATE: 12/30/2019

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

** COMPLETED: 03/13/2020

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

 

@US_FDA

@SteveFDA

  • ·        FDA considers the sale and promotion of fraudulent #COVID19 products to be a threat to the public health. We will continue to aggressively pursue those that place the public health at risk and hold bad actors accountable.

March 17, 2020

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Cyazofamid

Filed on: 03/17/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:03/18/2020

FR Document: 2020-04747 PDF  21 Pages (294 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product Description

Product Type

Recall Reason Description

Company Name

03/16/2020

AFC Distribution Corp.

Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi)

Food & Beverages, Foodborne Illness

Potential to be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus

AFC Distribution Corp.

03/16/2020

Wegmans

Ginger Salmon Oven Safe Meal and Salmon Teriyaki Oven Safe Meal

Food & Beverages, Allergens

Undeclared wheat

Raw Seafoods, Inc

03/16/2020

Chicago Indoor Garden

Red Clover Sprouts, Sprout Salad, Mixed Greens, Spring Salad

Food & Beverages, Foodborne Illness

Presence of E. coli 0103

Chicago Indoor Garden

 

 

AMS

USDA Seeks Nominees for National Dairy Promotion and Research Board

USDA Announces the 2020 National Farmers Market Managers Survey

Statement to Industry

 

FNS

Notice to Stakeholders: USDA Extends Comment Period on Proposed School and Summer Meal Reforms

 

FTC

Comment of Commissioner Chopra on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Proposed Rule Regarding Undue and Unreasonable Preferences and Advantages Under the Packers and Stockyards Act

 

National Academies

Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 

CSPI

CSPI Releases Consumer’s Guide to Restaurant Sick Leave Policies During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·       RT @SecAzar: Do your part to slow the spread of the #coronavirus:

@SteveFDA

  • ·       Read my op-ed today in USA Today for an important message to consumers: Protect yourself from the dangers of fraudulent or unapproved products claiming to treat or prevent #COVID19
  • ·       Presently there are no FDA-approved products to prevent, treat or cure #COVID19. However, bad actors are hawking products online and in stores that claim to do just that. Be wary of these scams and talk to your doctor before using any such product.
  • ·       FDA has taken action against companies for selling fraudulent #COVID19 products. Consumers and health care professionals can help by reporting suspected fraud to our Health Fraud Program (https://go.usa.gov/xdedh ) or Office of Criminal Investigations (https://go.usa.gov/xdevc )

@SecretarySonny

  • ·       Dear USDA Family, There comes a time in human events where certain folks are called to step up. As the Coronavirus continues to cause uncertainty, this is our time to step up. Thank you for proving that no matter the circumstance, we can truly "Do Right and Feed Everyone."

@FDA_ORA

@FDAfood


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