Laws and Regulations Committee Update – July 10 – 12, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Rules

New Animal Drugs; Updating Tolerances for Residues of New Animal Drugs in Food

Filed on: 07/10/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/11/2019

FR Document: 2019-14098 PDF 90 Pages (380 KB) Permalink

FDA

FDA Extends Comment Period on Draft Guidance Regarding Use of an Alternative Name for Potassium Chloride in Food Labeling

Warning Letters

Posted DateLetter Issue DateCompanyIssuing OfficeSubject
07/09/201905/30/2019PT. Primo Indo IkanCenter for Food Safety and Applied NutritionSeafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions
07/09/201906/17/2019Sweet Production Inc.Division of Human and Animal Food Operations West VCGMP/Food/Prepared, Packed or Held Under Insanitary Conditions/Adulterated
07/09/201906/20/2019HealthTech International Inc.Division of Human and Animal Food Operations West IVDietary Supplement/Adulterated
07/09/201906/25/2019Sunshine Mills IncDivision of Human and Animal Food Operations East VAdultered Animal Food/Misbranded

FSIS

Product RecalledDate of RecallRetail Distribution List
072-2019 Fairmont Foods, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork and Beef Gravy Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter ContaminationJul 09, 2019N/A (Class II Recall)

AMS

Cranberry Growers Vote to Continue Federal Marketing Order

APHIS

Eradication Program Announces Plans for Fighting Asian Longhorned Beetle and Reminds Public of Quarantines

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-AMSRIN: 0581-AD81Status: Pending Review
TITLE:Undue and Unreasonable Preferences and Advantages Under the Packers and Stockyards Act
STAGE: Proposed RuleECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No
** RECEIVED DATE: 07/09/2019LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

@FDAfood

@FDAanimalhealth

  • Spread the word! No-sugar foods and products like children’s toothpaste can be deadly to dogs b/c of a sweetener called xylitol. Never give products w/xylitol to dogs and keep them out of reach! If your dog gets some, seek vet care immediately. https://go.usa.gov/xy373
  • Watch our new video on the dangers of xylitol poisoning to dogs and pass it on! Keep your dog safe from xylitol poisoning by reading ingredient labels and putting foods and toothpastes, mouthwashes, meds out of reach. https://youtu.be/63Ccp5Lyt1g

July 11, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Nutrition Service

Notices

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

Food Distribution Programs

Filed on: 07/11/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/12/2019

FR Document: 2019-14795 PDF 6 Pages (93.7 KB) Permalink

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 07/11/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/12/2019

FR Document: 2019-14789 PDF 4 Pages (114 KB) Permalink

  • FSIS Public Health Inspection Service

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

Accepted User Program Requirements:

Almonds Grown in California

Filed on: 07/11/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/12/2019

FR Document: 2019-14797 PDF 20 Pages (279 KB) Permalink

Regulations and Procedures Under the Plant Variety Protection Act

Filed on: 07/11/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/12/2019

FR Document: 2019-14799 PDF 26 Pages (305 KB) Permalink

FDA

FDA Issues Rule Updating Tolerances for Animal Drug Residues in Food

Dockets

  • FDA-2018-P-4454, Letter extending FDA review of citizen petition from Bonumose LLC requesting that the FDA amend the definition of dietary fiber in 21 CFR § 101.9(c)(6)(i), (b) add D-tagatose to the list of carbohydrates that are considered dietary fibers for labeling on the Nutrition Facts Panel (21 CFR § 101.9 (c)(6)(i)) and (c) as a corollary, amend the definitions of total and added sugars in 21 CFR § 101.9 (c)(6)(ii-iii)
  • FDA-2019-P-3266, Citizen Petition from Medical Research Collaborative, LLC, Requests that the FDA require ethyl ester, re-esterified triglyceride, free-fatty acid (aka “carboxylic-acid”), mono- and di-glyceride forms of omega-3 fatty acids be officially ruled by the FDA as being dietary ingredients

Recalls

DateBrandProduct DescriptionReason/ProblemCompany
07/10/2019Multiple brandsHamburger and Hot Dog BunsPotential Presence of Small Pieces of Hard PlasticFlowers Foods, Inc

USDA

USDA Approves New Phase of Temporary Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance to Support Disaster Recovery

FSIS

Recalls

Product RecalledDate of RecallRetail Distribution List
061-2019 J Deluca Fish Company Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection | En EspañolMay 29, 2019Jul 10, 2019

AMS

USDA Orange Juice Purchase Program Announced

OMB

AGENCY: USDA-FSISRIN: 0583-AD62Status: Pending Review
TITLE:Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection
STAGE: Final RuleECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No
** RECEIVED DATE: 07/10/2019LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

July 12, 2019

Federal Register

Agriculture Department

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

Filed on: 07/12/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/15/2019

FR Document: 2019-14923 PDF 3 Pages (114 KB) Permalink

  • Vegetable surveys

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Tolerance Exemption:

Acrylamide-Sodium Acrylamidomethylpropanesulfonate Copolymer

Filed on: 07/12/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/15/2019

FR Document: 2019-14522 PDF 13 Pages (248 KB) Permalink

FDA

Recalls

DateBrandProduct DescriptionReason/ProblemCompany
07/11/2019PROBARMultiple flavors of Meal BarsUndeclared Milk and SoyPROBAR
07/11/2019PICSSoy SauceUndeclared FishBaumer Foods, Inc.

FSIS

Recalls

Product RecalledDate of RecallRetail Distribution List
049-2019 Conagra Brands, Inc. Recalls Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Fried Rice Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens | En EspañolMay 04, 2019Jul 11, 2019

@FDAfood

  • #OUTBREAK OVER. #FDA & @CDCgov investigated a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O26 linked to ADM Milling Co. flour. This outbreak appears to be over, but the recalled #flour products have long shelf lives – check your cabinets!