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Laws and Regulations Committee Update 10/26 - 10/27, 2017

Posted on October 27, 2017

Blog: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO)

October 26, 2017

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Notices

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Dispute Resolution Procedures for Science-Based Decisions on Products Regulated by the Center for Veterinary Medicine

Filed on:  10/26/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/27/2017

FR Document: 2017-23445  PDF  7 Pages (33.1 KB)  Permalink

 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Petitions: Bayer CropScience LP; Determination of Nonregulated Status of Cotton Genetically Engineered For Resistance to Glyphosate  and Isoxaflutole

Filed on: 10/26/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/27/2017

FR Document: 2017-23401  PDF  5 Pages (180 KB)  Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Tolerance Exemptions: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain F727

Filed on: 10/26/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/27/2017

FR Document: 2017-23469 PDF 9 Pages (387 KB) Permalink

 

FDA
Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/25/2017

Ready.Chef.Go!  

Seafood meal bags  

Listeria monocytogenes

Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons

10/24/2017

Albertsons, Safeway Vons, and Pak’N Save  

Fresh vegetable trays and cups  

Listeria monocytogenes

Albertsons, Safeway Vons, and Pak’N Save

10/24/2017

Newport  

Tuna Loins  

Salmonella

Relish Foods Inc.

10/22/2017

Toma Celena  

Cheese  

Listeria monocytogenes

Cooperstown Cheese Company

 

FSIS

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

 

AskFSIS

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – full service meat counter

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – deli meat

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – branded beef program

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule - farmers

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – font size requirements

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – seafood labeling

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – verifying %fat claims

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – verifying nutrition information

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – simplified facts panel

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – required format
2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – minimum requirements

2010 Nutrition Labeling Final Rule – nutrient data

Use of “Wyngz” on Poultry Product Labeling

 

BRS
USDA APHIS Announces Availability of Petition for Deregulation of GE Cotton for Herbicide Resistance

 

AMS
USDA Announces a Change to the Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and Imported Peanuts Marketed in the United States

2017 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting 10/31 to 11/02

October 27, 2017

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

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

Importation of Plants for Planting; Establishing Category for Plants for Planting Not Authorized for Importation Pending Pest Risk Analysis

Filed on: 10/27/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/30/2017

FR Document: 2017-23540 PDF 5 Pages (105 KB) Permalink

 

Importation of Tomatoes from France, Morocco, Western Sahara, Chile, and Spain

Filed on: 10/27/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:10/30/2017

FR Document: 2017-23539  PDF 4 Pages (99.9 KB) Permalink

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Rules

Pesticide Tolerances: Hexythiazox

Filed on:  10/27/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:10/30/2017

FR Document: 2017-23439 PDF 20 Pages (341 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

10/25/2017

CP Fresh  

Salad kits and stir fry mixes  

Listeria monocytogenes, Mann2017

Triple B Corporation

10/25/2017

Charlie's Produce, Alaska Carrot  

Salad kits and stir fry mixes  

Listeria monocytogenes, Mann2017

Triple B Corporation

10/24/2017

Albertsons, Safeway Vons, and Pak’N Save  

Fresh vegetable trays and cups  

Listeria monocytogenes

Albertsons, Safeway Vons, and Pak’N Save

 

AskFSIS

The use and labeling of ingredients of public health concern – manufactured in a facility that handles allergens

The use and labeling of ingredients of public health concern – adverse reactions

The use and labeling of ingredients of public health concern – highly refined oil

The use and labeling of ingredients of public health concern – ingredient supplier labeling

 

OMB-OIRA

AGENCY: HHS-FDA

RIN: 0910-AH43

Status: Concluded

TITLE: Food Labeling: Health Claims; Soy Protein and Coronary Heart Disease

STAGE: Proposed Rule

ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: No

RECEIVED DATE: 08/11/2017

LEGAL DEADLINE: None  

** COMPLETED: 10/26/2017

COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change

 

USDA
Secretary Perdue Statement on Confirmation of Greg Ibach Key USDA Post