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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 10/12 - 10/18, 2017

Posted on October 20, 2017

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

October 12, 2017


Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption; Correction

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document:2017-22182 PDF 2 Pages (79.6 KB) Permalink

 

Meetings: Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document:2017-22172  PDF  9 Pages (39.5 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Black Stem Rust; Identification Requirements for Addition of Rust-Resistant Varieties; Extension

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22346  PDF  4 Pages (99.4 KB)  Permalink

 

Gypsy Moth Identification Worksheet and Checklist; Revision and Extension

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:10/13/2017

FR Document:2017-22348  PDF 6 Pages (103 KB)  Permalink

Importation of Fresh Blueberry Fruit from Morocco Into the Continental United States

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22225  PDF  4 Pages (99.4 KB)  Permalink

 

Importation of Mangoes From Jamaica Into the Continental United States

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am  Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22222  PDF  4 Pages (99.6 KB)  Permalink

 

Importation of Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material From Canada

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22224  PDF  4 Pages (98.7 KB)  Permalink

 

Karnal Bunt; Importation of Wheat and Related Articles

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22223  PDF  4 Pages (99.5 KB)   Permalink

 

Environmental Assessments; Availability, etc.:

Release of Three Parasitoids for Biological Control of the Lily Leaf Beetle

Filed on: 10/12/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/13/2017

FR Document: 2017-22228  PDF  3 Pages (81.8 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

FDA Announces Two Public Meetings on Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/09/2017

Cascadian Farm  

Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola  

Undeclared Almonds

General Mills

 

OMB-OIRA

AGENCY: USDA-GIPSA

RIN: 0580-AB28

Status: Pending Review

TITLE: Scope of Sections 202(a) and (b) of the Packers and Stockyards Act

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

RECEIVED DATE: 10/06/2017

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

 

AskFSIS

Temperature Requirements for Receiving Liquid Egg Products

Documentation for Shipment of Shell Eggs Associated with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

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

 

October 13, 2017

Federal Register

FDA

Notices

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

Channels of Trade Policy for Commodities with Residues of Pesticide Chemicals, for Which Tolerances have been Revoked, Suspended, or Modified, etc.

Filed on:10/13/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/16/2017

FR Document: 2017-22285  PDF  7 Pages (20 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Determination of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease Status of Japan

Filed on:  10/13/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/16/2017

FR Document: 2017-22382 PDF 4 Pages (164 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

How FDA ‘Triers’ and Food Sampling Have Prevented Tragedy

 

Recalls

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/12/2017

Hannaford, Nice!, Fresh Selects, Enza's Choice  

Egg Salad Sandwiches, Ham Salad Sandwiches, and Seafood Stuffing  

Listeria monocytogenes

Greencore USA, LLC

10/11/2017

La Terra Fina  

Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip & Spread  

Undeclared Egg

La Terra Fina

 

OMB-OIRA

Department of Agriculture

AGENCY: USDA-GIPSA

RIN: 0580-AB28

Status: Concluded

TITLE: Scope of Sections 202(a) and (b) of the Packers and Stockyards Act

STAGE: Final Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

RECEIVED DATE: 10/06/2017

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

** COMPLETED: 10/12/2017

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

 

FSIS

109-2017 J & B Sausage Company, Inc. Recalls Fully Cooked Shredded Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination | En Español


October 16, 2017

Federal Register

Agricultural Research Service

Notices

Intents to Grant Exclusive Licenses; Approvals: California Table Grape Commission of Fresno, CA

Filed on: 10/16/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/17/2017

FR Document:2017-22490  PDF  2 Pages (76.3 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

California dietary supplement maker, Custompax prohibited from manufacturing

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/13/2017

Taste of Inspirations  

Classic Red Skin Potato Salad  

Undeclared egg

A.S.K. Foods, Inc.

10/13/2017

Merkts  

Port Wine Cheese Spread  

Presence of small pieces of plastic

BEL BRANDS USA, INC

10/13/2017

Whole Foods Market  

Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies  

Undeclared Milk

Whole Foods Market

 

FSIS

Oct 13, 2017 | PDF

Comment Submission on National Chicken Council Petition for Line Speed Waivers

FSIS Posts Updated Dataset on Imports

FSIS Publishes the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System Cecal Sampling Program, 2014 Salmonella Report

FSIS Posts Transcript of Meeting on Industry Testing of PHIS Export Component

FSIS Announces Webinar for the Compliance Guideline for Label Approval

Agencies to Host a Public Meeting on the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System

Agencies to Host a Public Meeting on Whole Genome Sequencing

 

Recalls

Product Recalled

Date of Recall

Retail Distribution List

110-2017 Battistoni Italian Specialty Meats, LLC, Recalls Salami and Capocollo Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination | En Español

Oct 13, 2017

N/A (Class II Recall)

108-2017 Vermont Livestock Slaughter And Processing LLC, Recalls Ground Beef Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination | En Español

Oct 13, 2017

Oct 13, 2017

 

AskFSIS
2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – small business exemption

 

October 17, 2017

Federal Register

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

Rules

Scope of Sections 202(a) and (b) of Packers and Stockyards Act

Filed on: 10/17/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:10/18/2017

FR Document:2017-22593  PDF  31 Pages (314 KB)  Permalink

 

Proposed Rules

Unfair Practices and Undue Preferences in Violation of Packers and Stockyards Act

Filed on: 10/17/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/18/2017

FR Document: 2017-22588  PDF  5 Pages (91.8 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/16/2017

Spicely Organics  

Organic Tarragon  

Salmonella

Organic Spices, Inc. dba Spicely Organics

10/16/2017

Aunt Beth's  

Cookies  

Undeclared peanut and other tree nuts

Aunt Beth’s Cookies

 

AskFSIS

FSIS Directive 5000.6 – Process Categories