Laws and Regulations Committee Update – July 26 – 28, 2021

July 26, 2021

FSIS

Top Notch Jerky LLC. Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Constituent Update – July 23, 2021

  • FSIS Releases New HACCP Model
  • FSIS to Host Virtual Open House at Midwestern and Western Labs
  • FSIS to Post Updated Quarterly Sampling Reports on Antimicrobial Resistance Profile
  • Registration Open for USDA Sessions on Racial Justice and Equity

Twitter

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • In case you missed our Regulatory Update at #IAFP2021, here’s a link to remarks I made on the progress @US_FDA is making in continuing to strengthen protections for consumers from unsafe foods – helping consumers worldwide live better lives. @IAFPFood https://go.usa.gov/xF2nn

@FDAfood

  • [RT @CDCgov]: SALMONELLA OUTBREAK UPDATE: Check your home for recalled BrightFarms salad greens produced in Rochelle, IL. Products were distributed to at least 5 states. Do not eat, sell, or serve any recalled salad greens. See recall list: https://bit.ly/3B3DCN7.

July 27, 2021

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices:

Food Safety Modernization Act Domestic and Foreign Facility Reinspection, Recall, and Importer Reinspection Fee Rates for Fiscal Year 2022

Filed on: 07/27/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/28/2021

FR Document: 2021-16056  PDF 9 Pages (109 KB)  Permalink

Food Safety Modernization Act Third-Party Certification Program User Fee Rate for Fiscal Year 2022

Filed on: 07/27/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/28/2021

FR Document: 2021-16062  PDF 12 Pages (117 KB)  Permalink

Food Safety Modernization Act Voluntary Qualified Importer Program User Fee Rate for Fiscal Year 2022

Filed on: 07/27/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/28/2021

FR Document: 2021-16053  PDF 10 Pages (85.7 KB)  Permalink

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Rules

Inspection of Yak and Other Bovidae, Cervidae, and Camelidae Species; Correction

Filed on: 07/27/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/28/2021

FR Document: 2021-16059  PDF 2 Pages (78.5 KB)  Permalink

Proposed Rules

Certified Products for Dogs, Cats, and Other Carnivora; Inspection, Certification, and Identification as to Class, Quality, Quantity, and Condition; Removal

Filed on: 07/27/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/28/2021

FR Document: 2021-15438  PDF 8 Pages (116 KB)  Permalink

Establishing a Uniform Time Period Requirement and Clarifying Related Procedures for the Filing of Appeals of Agency Inspection Decisions or Actions; Correction

Filed on: 07/27/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/28/2021

FR Document: 2021-16058  PDF 2 Pages (92.7 KB)  Permalink

FDA

Recalls

DateBrand NameProductProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
07/26/2021Haen Meats1959 House Blend (Seasoning)Food & Beverages, Foodborne Illness, Spices, Flavors &  SaltsPotential Listeria monocytogenesExcalibur Seasoning Company
07/26/2021Old Soul’s Farms LLCGreenhouse leafy green productsFood & BeveragesListeria monocytogenesOld Soul’s Farms LLC

Twitter

@FrankYiannasFDA

  • [RT @usfcoph]: The last place you may expect to face a national security threat is at the dinner table. But that’s the first concern for USF COPH alumnus Frank Yiannas, the @US_FDA deputy commissioner for food policy & response: https://bit.ly/36UiAT0 #USFCOPHRocks!

@FDAfood

  • Even if you don’t eat the skin, it’s still important to wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly with plain running water so dirt and bacteria aren’t transferred inside when peeling or cutting. Learn more at Raw Produce: Selecting and Serving it Safely. https://go.usa.gov/xsf7T

July 28, 2021

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

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

Survey on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Selected Retail and Foodservice Facility Types

Filed on: 07/28/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/29/2021

FR Document: 2021-16199  PDF 13 Pages (88.1 KB)  Permalink

Food and Nutrition Service

Notices

Food Distribution Program:

Value of Donated Foods from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022

Filed on: 07/28/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/29/2021

FR Document: 2021-16107  PDF 3 Pages (69.3 KB)  Permalink

FDA

 FDA’s Second TechTalk Podcast Will Be on Whole Genome Sequencing

 FDA Announces FY2022 User Fee Rates for the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program and the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program

Recalls

DateBrand NameProductProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
07/27/2021McCormick and Frank’sItalian Seasonings and RedHot Buffalo Ranch SeasoningFood & BeveragesPotential for SalmonellaMcCormick & Company, Inc.
07/27/2021CahillCheddar cheese productsFood & BeveragesPotential Listeria monocytogenesWhole Foods Market

FNS

MyPlate Launches USDA’s First Alexa Skill

  • [Note: USDA announced the launch of its first ever Alexa skill, a digital tool for parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers ages 4 – 24 months. Families who use the MyPlate Alexa skill receive nutrition information on what and how to feed their child based on their age.]

White House

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Issues Proposed Buy American Rule, Advancing the President’s Commitment to Ensuring the Future of America is Made in America by All of America’s Workers

  • [Note: Fact sheet outlining the proposed “Buy American Rule” that would (1) increase content threshold of component parts manufactured in U.S. required for products purchased with taxpayer dollars from 55% to 60%, and eventually to 75%; (2) enhance price preferences to select critical parts and components identified by the Critical Supply Chain review (mandated under EO 14017); and (3) establish reporting requirement for “critical products”]
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