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Laws and Regulations Committee Update - June 22 - 23, 2020

June 26, 2020 11:30 AM | Amy Bonsell (Administrator)

June 22, 2020

FDA

Outbreaks

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product

Type

Recall Reason

Company

06/19/2020

Fresh Express

Southwest Chopped Kit

Food & Beverages, Allergens

Undeclared wheat, soy, cashews and coconut

Fresh Express

06/19/2020

Hill Country Fare

Pink Lemonade, Citrus Punch, Fruit Drink and Grape Drink

Food & Beverages,

Undeclared Milk

H-E-B

 

FSIS

Constituent Updates

Jun 19, 2020 | PDF

-          FSIS Extends Comment Period on STEC Testing Expansion

-          Tips for Faster Label Approval Process

-          FSIS to Post Individual Category Status and Aggregate Results for Poultry Carcasses, Chicken Parts, and Comminuted Poultry Tested for Salmonella

-          FSIS Creates Food Safety Fellowship Program 

-          FSIS Releases Strategic Assessment of Sampling Resources Evaluation

 

AMS

USDA Cites Custom Fresh Cuts Inc. in California for PACA Violations

 

NIH / ODS

Now Available: Summer Scoop Newsletter

 

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • ·       ALERT: FDA, CDC, & state partners have linked an outbreak of illnesses caused by Cyclospora to certain store brand packaged & labeled ‘garden salad’ products from Hy-Vee, ALDI and Jewel-Osco, predominantly in Midwestern states. http://go.usa.gov https://go.usa.gov/xwp8R
  • ·       We’re working with the companies to determine the source of the products, but in the meantime, we are issuing a public warning to consumers to avoid the identified products to prevent additional infections.
  • ·       FDA continues to stand ready to respond to outbreaks of foodborne illness and we will update consumers as our investigation continues.
  •  

@SecretarySonny

  • ·       Producers need all the tools in their toolbox to produce the world’s food, fuel, and fiber. This reprieve by the ninth circuit is great news for farmers. https://t.co/PQx0hR0P9J?amp=1
  • ·       Stopped by @FoodBankRockies with @SenCoryGardner to see the important work these folks are doing to feed Americans in need. Whether that’s through @USDA’s normal nutrition programs like TFAP or our Farmers to Families Food boxes, Coloradans in need have access to nutritious food
  •  

@FDAfood

@FDAMedia

  • ·       FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem due to the potential presence of methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested: https://go.usa.gov/xwp3c
  • ·       Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol should seek immediate treatment for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning. FDA recommends consumers dispose of these hand sanitizers immediately in appropriate hazardous waste containers.
  • ·       FDA remains vigilant and will continue to take action when quality issues arise with hand sanitizers. We encourage health care professionals, consumers and patients to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with use of hand sanitizers to FDA’s MedWatch program.

June 23, 2020

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

  • -          Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on:06/23/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/24/2020

FR Document: 2020-13523 PDF 4 Pages (218 KB) Permalink

  • o   This notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection request Web- Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system.
  • -          Revision of Three U.S. Grade Standards for Carrots

Filed on: 06/23/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/24/2020

FR Document: 2020-12828 PDF 8 Pages (175 KB) Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Animals and Animal Products

Filed on: 06/23/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/24/2020

FR Document: 2020-13533 PDF 5 Pages (100 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances:

Indaziflam

Filed on: 06/23/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/24/2020

FR Document: 2020-12132 PDF 13 Pages (114 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Adds QR code to Certain Export Certificates for Food

FDA Launches New Export Certification Application System for Animal Products

Recalls

Date

Brand

Product

Type

Recall Reason

Company

06/22/2020

Flagstone Foods LLC

North Star Sweet & Salty Caramel Trail Mix

Food & Beverages,

Undeclared Cashews

Flagstone Foods LLC

06/22/2020

Hy-Vee Inc.

Garden Salad, Bagged

Food & Beverages,

Potential Cyclospora Contamination

Hy-Vee Inc.

06/22/2020

Gordon Choice

Imitation Crab Supreme Style

Food & Beverages, Allergens

May contain undeclared egg white

Trident Seafoods

 

AMS

 

@US_FDA

@FDAfood

  • ·       Do NOT soak or wash produce with soaps, washes, bleach, or detergents. Clean, cold running tap water works just fine. For more everyday #foodsafety tips especially important during #COVID19, visit https://go.usa.gov/xvaGB
  • ·       It's National #FreshFruitsandVegetablesMonth! Celebrate with some delicious summer fruit! Remember to first wash it under running water and dry with a clean cloth towel or paper towel. For more on handling produce safely check out: https://go.usa.gov/xvs7R
  •  

@FDAanimalhealth

  • ·       Today FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine announced the launch of a new online system that will enable animal food, drug & device manufacturers to apply for, track and receive export certificates electronically for the first time: https://t.co/HaeJ1wTQrI?amp=1
  • ·       The new portal, CVM Export Certification Application and Tracking System, will also provide a tool for foreign governments to verify the authenticity of export certificates provided to them by industry.
  • ·       Today’s launch is part of FDA’s continued efforts to enhance trade of important animal products and to ensure efficient and effective import processing so these products can reach foreign markets expeditiously.


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