News Article

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 10/07/2016

Posted on October 07, 2016

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Container and Pack Requirements:

Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas

Filed on: 09/29/2016 at 08:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/30/2016

FR Document: 2016-23502

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Proposed Rules

Marketing Orders:

Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and Washington

Food and Drug Administration

Rules

Food Additives:

Permitted in Feed and Drinking Water of Animals; Feed Grade Sodium Formate

Filed on: 09/29/2016 at 08:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/30/2016

FR Document: 2016-23671

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New Animal Drugs:

Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Change of Sponsor's Address

Filed on: 09/29/2016 at 08:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/30/2016

FR Document: 2016-23230

PDF 15 Pages (114 KB) Permalink

Proposed Rules

Food Additives:

BASF Corp.; Filing of Food Additive Petition

Filed on: 09/29/2016 at 08:45 am

Scheduled Pub. Date: 09/30/2016

FR Document: 2016-23645

 PDF 5 Pages (27.4 KB) Permalink

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

09/28/2016

Kroger, Fareway  

Frozen onion rings  

Undeclared milk

McCain Foods USA, Inc.

AMS

AMS Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News (LPGMN) Enhances Depth of Live Cattle Reporting

USDA Awards $26.8 Million to Support Farmers Markets and Local Food Promotion Programs

FDA

FDA Is Preparing Guidances that Will Help Food Companies Prevent Foodborne Illness

Informational Webinar on FSMA Draft Guidances for Current Good Manufacturing Practices Requirements for Food for Animals and the Human Food By-Products for Use as Animal Food

APHIS

USDA Announces Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for GE Creeping Bentgrass

GIPSA

GIPSA Settles a Case with Andre Nogueira and JBS USA, LLC, a/k/a Swift Beef Company Resulting in an $8,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

GIPSA Settles a Case with Arab Livestock Market, Inc., and Robbie Gibbs Resulting in a $650 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

GIPSA Settles a Case with F&N, LLC, d/b/a Christiansburg Livestock Market Resulting in a $1,125 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

GIPSA Settles a Case with Ford and Ford, Inc., d/b/a Hope Livestock Auction Resulting in a $1,000 Penalty (PDF; 34Kb)

USDA

USDA Commits $56 Million for Local and Community Food Projects, Organic Research

Ask FSIS

Guidelines for Emergency Action Food Safety Suggestions after a Natural Disaster

Application of Rules of Practice (ROP)

Importance of the Rules of Practice

What are the Rules of Practice?

Due Process Under Rules of Practice

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

HHS

HHS sponsors next-generation genetic sequencing platform

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Guidance: Dietary Supplements; New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues

Filed on: 10/03/2016 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/04/2016

FR Document: 2016-23931  PDF  5 Pages (98.1 KB)  Permalink

The comment period on this draft guidance has been extended to December 12, 2016.

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

09/30/2016

Sammy’s  

Milk Baby Food  

Potential for Cronobacter

Milk Baby Food

09/30/2016

Fred Meyer  

Deli BTG Superfood Wrap  

Undeclared milk, soy, wheat and cashews

Fred Meyer Stores

09/29/2016

Fresh Express  

American Salad  

Undeclared allergens (egg, milk, wheat, anchovy)

Fresh Express Incorporated

FSIS

Silver Springs Farms, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

FSIS Notice 78-16

Designation of a New Slaughter Subclass for Feral Swine in the Public Health Information System

FSIS Notice 77-16 FSIS Sampling of Raw Ground Beef Products for Nutrient Content

Sep 30, 2016 | PDF

  • FSIS Releases New Video Showcasing How Employees Impact Food Safety
  • FSIS Releases Updated Compliance Guideline for Animal Raising Claims
  • Revised Compliance Guidance for Omega Fatty Acids Claims Posted on the FSIS Website    
  • Food Safe Families Public Service Announcement (PSA) Campaign Highlights
  • FSIS Posts Q&A on Final Rule Requiring Recordkeeping for Raw Beef Grinding
  • Updates to Random and Risk-based Scheduling Criteria for the Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Product Routine Sampling Programs

Ask FSIS

Chemical Sanitizer Approval

Records responsibility when an establishment is sold

HACCP - Computer Records

HACCP - Preshipment Review

Documentation requirement of 9 CFR 416.14 Maintenance of Sanitation SOP

FSIS Directive 5930.1 Revision 4 - SSOP Recordkeeping Requirements in Custom Exempt Operations

FSIS Directive 5930.1 Revision 4 - Recordkeeping Requirements for Cooking and Cooling in Custom Exempt Operations

Correctly Interpreting the Kidney Inhibition Swab (KIS™) Test

Egg Product Inspection Verification

Cattle Slaughter Establishment CCP Addressing E. coli O157:H7

Animal Identification and Pathology Sampling

Records Review Prior to Shipment

Recording a PHIS task as “not performed” before the end of the month

IMPROVEST® Classification of treated hogs

IMPROVEST® Boar taint

IMPROVEST® Additional information

IMPROVEST® Prepuce pouch odor

IMPROVEST® Appearance of treated hogs

IMPROVEST® Differentiation from mature boars

IMPROVEST® Arrival of treated hogs at slaughter

IMPROVEST® Definition

IMPROVEST® Definition of immunological castration

Delegation of Authority for Slaughter or Evisceration Line Speed Process Control

APHIS

APHIS Issues Updated Indemnity Calculator for Laying Hens

AMS

USDA and the Federal Trade Commission Issue Agenda for Roundtable on Consumer Perceptions of Organic Claims

Federal Register

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Rules

Documentation Needed to Substantiate Animal Raising Claims for Label Submission

Filed on: 10/04/2016 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/05/2016

FR Document: 2016-24067 PDF 7 Pages (163 KB) Permalink

FSIS

Daily's Premium Meats, LLC Recalls Bacon Products Due to Possible Listeria Adulteration

Ask FSIS

Appendix B: Stabilization Option 3 for products containing celery powder and other natural sources of nitrite

Control of STEC Organisms in Raw Non-intact Beef Processing Establishments

Tompkin Paper and Storage Temperatures

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”

APHIS

USDA Confirms New World Screwworm in Big Pine Key, Florida

AMS

USDA Sets Hearing on Hazelnut Marketing Order Proposed Amendments

USDA

USDA Report Shows Growing Biobased Products Industry Contributes $393 Billion and 4.2 Million Jobs to American Economy

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency

Pesticide Tolerances: Dichlormid

Filed on: 10/05/2016 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/06/2016

FR Document: 2016-24214  PDF  24 Pages (222 KB) Permalink

FDA

National Food Safety Education Conference 2017 – Registration Now Open

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/Problem

Company

10/03/2016

Good Earth Egg  

Shell eggs  

Salmonella

Good Earth Egg Company, LLC

FSIS

Notice 78-16 Designation of a New Slaughter Subclass for Feral Swine in the Public Health Information System

Notice 77-16

FSIS Sampling of Raw Ground Beef Products for Nutrient Content

Ask FSIS

Acceptable Deviations in the Number of Shipping Units Presented at U.S. Port-of-Entry

AMS

USDA Farmers Market Shoppers Participate in Behavioral Economics Study about Food Choices

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Color Additive Petitions: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.

Filed on: 10/06/2016 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/07/2016

FR Document: 2016-24208  PDF  2 Pages (109 KB) Permalink

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company has submitted a color additive petition to provide for the safe use of calcium carbonate to color hard and soft candy, mints, and chewing gum.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey; DNA Specimens: Guidelines for Proposals to Use Specimens and Cost Schedule

Filed on: 10/06/2016 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/07/2016

FR Document: 2016-24349  PDF  25 Pages (258 KB) Permalink

Blood samples for DNA purification were collected from NHANES study participants, and CDC is soliciting research proposals for genetic testing of these samples.

CFSAN

Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards 2016 Updates

AMS

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in Texas and Florida from Operating in the Produce Industry

USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on Florida Produce Business

FSIS

Notice 79-16 Verification of Non-Food Safety Consumer Protection Regulatory Requirements - Change to the Poultry Class Standards

Ask FSIS

IMPROVEST® Treatment certification

FSIS Directive 6410.1- Use of 9 CFR 416.1

USDA

Back to School with Student-Led Smarter Lunchrooms