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Laws and Regulations Committee Update - March 19 - 20

March 20, 2020 11:01 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

March 19, 2020

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Importation of Live Swine, Pork, and Pork Products from Certain Regions

Filed on: 03/19/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/20/2020

FR Document: 2020-05942 PDF 5 Pages (100 KB) Permalink

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Notices

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

State Meat and Poultry Programs

Filed on: 03/19/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/20/2020

FR Document: 2020-05782 PDF 12 Pages (146 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Focuses on Safety of Regulated Products While Scaling Back Domestic Inspections

Recalls

Date

Brand

Description

Type

Recall Reason

Company

03/18/2020

Mountain Rose Herbs

Organic Kudzu Root Herbal Supplement

Dietary Supplements, Food & Beverages, Herbal, Foodborne Illness

Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

Mountain Rose Herbs

 

HHS

HHS Takes New Action to Cut Red Tape to Support COVID-19 Response

 

FSIS

Notices

Number

Title

Date Issued

11-20

Eligibility of the United Kingdom to Export Raw Beef to the United States

Mar 18, 2020

 

AMS

Vernon Black of Riverton, Wyoming Assessed a Civil Penalty in Settlement with AMS

USDA Announces April 4 Start Date for Inspections Under Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·       In case you missed it, here’s a recording of #FDA’s briefing today to address food industry questions about COVID-19. FDA is committed to ensuring that the food supply is safe & that the food supply chain, from farm to table, is not disrupted. Listen here: https://www.fda.gov/media/136259/download …

@SteveFDA

  • ·       For the well-being of our staff & those who conduct inspections for the agency under state contract, & because of industry concerns about visitors, we have temporarily postponed all domestic surveillance facility inspections during the #COVID19 pandemic. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-focuses-safety-regulated-products-while-scaling-back-domestic …
  • ·       Importantly, all domestic for-cause inspection assignments will be evaluated & will proceed if mission critical. We will continue to respond to natural disasters, outbreaks, & other public health emergencies involving FDA-regulated products.
  • ·       As a nation, we must do everything we can to help slow the spread of #COVID19 & help flatten the curve of the pandemic. Now more than ever, we must ensure our workforce remains healthy to carry out FDA’s public health mission to keep Americans safe.
  • ·       In keeping with the @WhiteHouse #COVID19 task force & cross-government guidance, we directed telework-eligible FDA employees to start teleworking this week. This doesn't apply to those carrying out non-portable activities, such as lab activities or monitoring of imported products
  • ·       We have full confidence in the safety & quality of the products we all use every day. FDA will continue leveraging all available authorities to continue to ensure the integrity of the product we regulate.
  • ·       For those conducting inspections through state agreements & contracts, we will be notifying states regarding postponing inspections under the contracts or cooperative agreements you have with FDA. We recognize the impacts this decision may have on states.
  • ·       As we identify paths forward that minimize the impact on our partners, we will provide additional guidance as soon as possible, & will continue to evolve our approach to a number of activities, including inspections for all FDA-regulated products as the pandemic evolves.

@SecretarySonny

  • ·       America’s farmers are resilient and continue to produce a bountiful harvest. Our food supply chains remain strong. No need to hoard — respect the needs of your fellow neighbors and buy only what’s necessary.

March 20, 2020

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

  • -          Rules

Peanut Promotion, Research, and Information Order:

Primary Peanut-Producing States and Adjustment of Membership

Filed on: 03/20/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/23/2020

FR Document: 2020-05224 PDF 16 Pages (151 KB) Permalink

  • -          Proposed Rules

Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2019-20 Crop Year:

Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.

Filed on: 03/20/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/23/2020

FR Document: 2020-05825 PDF 30 Pages (354 KB) Permalink

 

Food and Drug Administration

  • -          Notices

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

Combination Products: How to Prepare a Pre-Request for Designation

Filed on: 03/20/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/23/2020

FR Document: 2020-06031 PDF 6 Pages (32.8 KB) Permalink

  • -          Guidance:

Policy for Temporary Compounding of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency

Filed on: 03/20/2020 at 8:45 am scheduled Pub. Date: 03/23/2020

FR Document: 2020-05959 PDF 7 Pages (56.9 KB) Permalink

 

Food and Nutrition Service

Proposed Rules

Simplifying Meal Service and Monitoring Requirements in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

Filed on: 03/20/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/23/2020

FR Document: 2020-05979 PDF 3 Pages (89.7 KB) Permalink

 

U.S. Codex Office

Notices

Meetings:

Codex Alimentarius Commission

Filed on: 03/20/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 03/23/2020

FR Document: 2020-06067 PDF 2 Pages (190 KB) Permalink

 

CISA

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

 

FDA

FDA to Hold Public Meeting in Preparation for International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR-14) Meeting

 

HHS

Secretary Azar hosts call with counterparts of G7 countries on COVID-19 response

 

FSIS

Number

Title

Date Issued

Expiration Date

12-20

FSIS Continuing Education Program Open To All Inspectors

Mar 19, 2020

Apr 01, 2020

 

AMS

Vernon Black of Riverton, Wyoming Assessed a Civil Penalty in Settlement with AMS

USDA Approves Hemp Production Plans for Iowa, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

 

APHIS

USDA Announces 2020 Plans for Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Efforts in New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio

 

OMB

AGENCY: HHS-FDA

RIN: 0910-AH51

Status: Pending Review

TITLE:Postmarketing Safety Reports for Approved New Animal Drugs; Electronic Submission Requirements

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

** RECEIVED DATE: 03/19/2020

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

 

@FrankYiannas

  • ·       Workers across the food & ag sector are considered essential critical infrastructure workers. #FDA is working with @DHSgov, @USDA & private industry to make sure our food supply chain remains as efficient as possible during this pandemic.
  • ·       Allowing food and ag sector workers to continue to work during periods of community restriction, access management, social distancing, or closure orders/directives is crucial. See more: https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce …
  • ·       #FDA wants to give a big shout-out & THANK YOU to all food and agriculture workers, who are serving as everyday heroes to ensure Americans have access to safe foods during this critical time of need.

@SecretarySonny

@FDAfood

  • ·       RT @FeedingAmerica: Feeding America and our network of food banks are working round-the-clock to provide food to people across the country during this difficult time. To help keep you up-to-date on what we’re doing and how you can help, here is a hub for all #COVID19 updates: https://bit.ly/2U1vDwm
  • ·       RT @DrMayneFDAFood: #FDA’s briefing to address food industry questions about COVID-19 is available on-line. FDA is committed to ensuring that the food supply is safe & that the food supply chain, from farm to table, is not disrupted. Listen here: https://fda.gov/media/136259/download …

@FDACosmetics

DYK exposure to #kohl and other similar products is linked to lead poisoning? Here’s what you need to know before applying traditional eye cosmetics containing kohl: https://go.usa.gov/xpZMw  #PoisonPreventionWeek


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