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Laws and Regulations Committee Update - March 18, 2020

March 20, 2020 10:44 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

March 18, 2020

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

  • -          Proposed Rules

Assessment Rate:

Onions Grown in South Texas

Filed on: 03/18/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/19/2020

FR Document: 2020-05512 PDF 15 Pages (247 KB) Permalink

  • -          Notices

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

Assessment Exemption for Organic Commodities under Federal Marketing Orders

Filed on: 03/18/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/19/2020

FR Document: 2020-05507 PDF 6 Pages (129 KB) Permalink

 

Food and Drug Administration

Meetings:

March 10 through April 30, 2020, Public Meetings; Postponement, Cancellation, or Remote Only

Filed on: 03/18/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/19/2020

FR Document: 2020-05743 PDF 3 Pages (36.5 KB) Permalink

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

Expansion of Use of the Term Healthy

Filed on: 03/18/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/19/2020

FR Document: 2020-05738 PDF 12 Pages (361 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Food Safety and the Coronavirus Q&A

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Temporary Policy for FSMA Onsite Audit Requirements (Press Release)

Temporary Policy Regarding Preventive Controls and FSVP Food Supplier Verification Onsite Audit Requirements During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (Guidance)

E. coli: Clover Sprouts (February 2020) (March 17 Update)

Warning Letters

Posted Date

Issue Date

Company

Issuing Office

Subject

03/17/2020

10/29/2019

Sweet Ann Cake, Inc.

Office of Human and Animal Food Operations East Division IV

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

03/17/2020

02/11/2020

Sunrise Distributors Inc

Division of Northern Border Imports

Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

03/17/2020

02/12/2020

Nature Essence Small Molecule Co., LTD

Division of Human and Animal Food Operations East V

Cosmetics/Adulterated/Misbranded

03/17/2020

02/21/2020

Warner Herb Co.

Office of Human and Animal Foods Operations-East

Unapproved New Drugs/Misbranded

03/17/2020

03/02/2020

Dianne's Fine Desserts

Office of Human and Animal Food Operations East Division 1

Food Labeling/Misbranded

03/17/2020

02/28/2020

City Vapes Premium eJuice Inc.

Center for Tobacco Products

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act/Adulterated/Misbranded

03/17/2020

01/14/2020

Vaping Studio

Center for Tobacco Products

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act/Adulterated/Misbranded

03/17/2020

09/30/2019

Commonwealth Vapes

Center for Tobacco Products

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act/Adulterated/Misbranded

03/17/2020

10/25/2019

Vapstor Distribution

Center for Tobacco Products

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act/Adulterated/Misbranded

 

FSIS

USDA Ensures Food Safety During COVID-19 Outbreak

Statement to Industry

 

USDA

USDA Continues Focus on Service During COVID-19 Outbreak

USDA Announces Feeding Program Partnership in Response to COVID-19

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

 

Food & Water Watch

To Contain COVID-19 Crisis, Wolf Must Immediately Shut Down Shell Cracker Plant Construction

 

@SteveFDA

  • ·       Today, FDA took steps to help minimize disruptions in the food supply chain that will help the food industry meet the unprecedented demand grocery stores are facing during the #COVID19 outbreak. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-issues-temporary-policy-fsma-onsite-audit-requirements …
  • ·       In an effort to mitigate these supply chain disruptions, we issued a temporary policy for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) supplier verification onsite audit requirements during the #COVID19 outbreak.
  • ·       Some regulations created to implement FSMA require receiving facilities & importers to conduct supplier audits onsite as part of a written Food Safety Plan or FSVP. But travel restrictions & advisories due to #COVID19 may make onsite audits temporarily impractical.
  • ·       Today’s policy states that the agency will temporarily not enforce FSMA supplier verification onsite audit requirements if other appropriate supplier verification methods are used instead.
  • ·       Other supplier verification methods, such as sampling & testing or a review of food safety records, would be designed to provide sufficient assurance that hazards have been significantly minimized or prevented during the period of onsite audit delay.
  • ·       FDA anticipates that receiving facilities & FSVP importers will resume onsite audits within a reasonable period of time after it becomes practicable to do so, & update their food safety plans & FSVPs accordingly. We will provide timely notice before withdrawing the policy.

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

 

@SecretarySonny

 

@FDA_ORA

  • ·       The #FDAORA inspects farms & food manufacturers, but did you know that the @FDAfood Total Diet Study (TDS) analyzes~ 280 foods for ˃800 chemical contaminants, including pesticides? LEARN more about the TDS: https://go.usa.gov/xd2JK  #PPW #PublicHealth
  • ·       Aren’t we lucky that #FDAORA protects public health? In fact, 80% of our food supply is regulated by the FDA. When you’re preparing your celebratory corned beef & cabbage for #StPatricksDay, make sure to remove the outermost leaves to keep your #FoodSafe. https://go.usa.gov/xdmAk


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