News Article

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 10/23 - 10/25, 2017

Posted on October 27, 2017

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

October 23, 2017


Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Rules

Decreased Assessment Rates: Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona, and New Mexico

Filed on: 10/23/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/24/2017

FR Document: 2017-22711  PDF  17 Pages (328 KB)  Permalink

 

FDA

New Web Page and Timeline List Key FSMA Compliance Dates

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/21/2017

Ready.Chef.Go!  

Seafood meal bags  

Listeria monocytogenes

Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons

10/21/2017

Meijer  

Various packaged produce items  

Listeria Monocytogenes

Meijer

10/21/2017

Earthbound Farm LLC  

Chopped Asian Style Salad Kit  

Undeclared milk and egg

Earthbound Farm LLC

10/21/2017

CP Fresh  

Salad kits and stir fry mixes  

Listeria monocytogenes

Triple B Corporation

10/21/2017

Charlie's Produce, Alaska Carrot  

Salad kits and stir fry mixes  

Listeria monocytogenes

Triple B Corporation

10/20/2017

BrightFarms  

Salad and Basil products  

E. coli

BrightFarms

10/20/2017

SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC  

Injectable drugs  

Lack of Sterility Assurance

SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC

10/20/2017

Albertsons, Safeway Vons, and Pak'N Save  

Fresh vegetable trays and cups  

Listeria monocytogenes

Albertsons, Safeway Vons, and Pak'N Save

10/20/2017

Whole Foods Market  

Salads sold by the pound at salad bar  

Listeria Monocytogenes

Whole Foods Market

10/20/2017

H-E-B  

Soup  

Listeria monocytogenes

H-E-B

 

FSIS

Oct 20, 2017 | PDF

  • ·        FSIS Posts Information Identifying Establishments Currently Participating in the Salmonella Initiative Program
  • ·        National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Announces Publication of the 2015 Integrated Report
  • ·        FSIS Posts Aggregate Results for Chicken Parts, Comminuted Poultry, and Poultry Carcasses Tested for Salmonella and Campylobacter 
  • ·        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

114-2017 Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co. Recalls Chicken Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination | En Español

Oct 20, 2017

 

 

AskFSIS

FSIS Directive 12,600.2 - Livestock Carcass Chilling Outside Approved Hours of Operation

 

CVM

FDA Releases 2015 NARMS Integrated Report

 

AMS

USDA Requests Comments on Proposed Revision to Pork Grade Standards

October 24, 2017

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service

Notices

National Organic Program: Interim Instruction, Maintaining the Integrity of Organic Imports

Filed on: 10/24/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/25/2017

FR Document: 2017-23093  PDF  5 Pages (178 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  This interim instruction explains  the USDA organic regulations’ current  requirements for certifiers  engaged in the oversight of organic products imported into the United  States. It also recommends best  practices that  certifiers may use in order to  comply with the  existing regulations.  AMS invites organic handlers, certifying agents, importers , consumers, and  other interested parties to submit comments  on the  interim instruction.  Specifically, comments  should address the  parts of the instruction that  recommend best practices that certifiers may use  to ensure compliance  with the USDA organic regulations. This document is not intended to  request comments on the existing USDA organic regulations found at 7 CFR Part 205.

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/23/2017

Pacific Coast Fruit Company  

Bagged Processed Salads  

Listeria monocytogenes

Pacific Coast Fruit Company

10/23/2017

Just Cut  

Broccoli Florets  

Listeria monocytogenes

Paragon Wholesale Foods Corp.

10/23/2017

Tres Latin Foods  

Pupusas  

Undeclared milk

Tres Latin Foods

10/21/2017

Giant Eagle  

Breaded Shrimp  

Undeclared egg

Giant Eagle

 

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

10/16/2017

Masa NY, LLC

New York District Office

Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions

Not Issued *

10/12/2017

Performance Food Group Inc

Dallas District Office

Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions

Not Issued *

10/11/2017

Nathan's Soup & Salad Henrietta Inc.

New York District Office

Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions

Not Issued *

10/04/2017

Estiatorio Milos

New York District Office

Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions

Not Issued *

06/27/2017

Smoked Seafood, Inc. dba Little Mermaid Smokehouse

Los Angeles District Office

Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Misbranded

Not Issued *

 

FNS

Updated Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program; Questions and Answers

October 25, 2017

FDA
Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/23/2017

King Soopers, City Market  

Deli broccoli salads and coleslaw  

Listeria monocytogenes, Mann2017

King Soopers

 

AskFSIS

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – servings per container

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule - retail store burger patties

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – pumped product

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – nutrition facts based on raw or cooked

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule - %fat, %lean required

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – added with sticker or insert

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – coated nutrition panel insert

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – boneless or bone-in

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – claims on point-of-purchase

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – total carbohydrates

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – cube steak

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – sausage

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – combination pork and beef

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule - HRI exemption

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule - meatloaf

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – nutrition facts panel

 

AMS

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in California, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas from Operating in the Produce Industry

 

GIPSA
Victor Peak Ordered to Pay the United States $2,000 (PDF; 43KB)

 

GAO

Agricultural Promotion Programs: Status of Freedom of Information Act Request