Association of Food and Drug Officials

Laws and Regulations Committee Update 4/17 - 4/21, 2017

April 21, 2017 10:25 AM | Anonymous

April 17, 2017

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

Food Additive Petitions: Canadian Oilseed Processor Association

Filed on: 04/17/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/18/2017

FR Document: 2017-07770 PDF 2 Pages (6.81 KB) Permalink

  • Ø  Requests the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of spent bleaching clay as a flow agent in canola meal for all livestock and poultry species. Also requests amendments to provide for the safe use of silicon dioxide and diatomaceous earth for use as components of spent bleaching clay.

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

04/15/2017

 

Decorated (iced) cookies  

Undeclared eggs

Whole Foods Market

04/14/2017

N/A  

Almond Drinking Powder  

Undeclared peanut

Feng Mao Biotechnology Organic Food Co., LTD.

 

FSIS

Apr 14, 2017 | PDF

  • FSIS Posts Updated Dataset on Imports
  • FSIS’ Twitter Account Reaches One Million Followers
  • FSIS Posts Aggregate Results for Chicken Parts, Comminuted Poultry and Poultry Carcasses Tested for Salmonella and Campylobacter

 

AMS

USDA Updates Produce GAPs Harmonized Food Safety Audit Checklists

 April 18, 2017

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notices

Environmental Assessments; Availability, etc.: Field Release of Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moths

Filed on: 04/18/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/19/2017

FR Document: 2017-07840 PDF 4 Pages (175 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

04/17/2017

Beyond Meat  

Feisty Crumbles  

Undeclared peanuts

Beyond Meat

04/14/2017

The Bakery  

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies  

Undeclared Milk

Jimmy’s Cookies LLC

04/14/2017

TPF  

Lemongrass Satay; and Shrimp Satay Sauces  

May contain Clostridium Botulinum

TP Food Processing, Inc.

 

AskFSIS

Salmonella Testing of Shell Eggs Diverted to Official Egg Products Plants

Sanitation SOP Procedure - Definition

HACCP CCP Location Requirement

Edible container

Prerequisite Programs

Egg Products – Pasteurized Egg Products Recognized Laboratory (PEPRLab) Program  

Terms with No Official Definition

Jurisdiction for Meat, Poultry, and Egg products

PHIS FSIS Authority to Access Establishment Records

Mid-shift Cleaning of Facility

 

AMS

USDA Seeks Nominees for the United Soybean Board

 

April 19, 2017

FDA

FDA Recognizes Australia as Having a Comparable Food Safety System to the U.S.

Recalls

Date

Brand Name

Product Description

Reason/ Problem

Company

04/18/2017

La Granja INC  

Mango Flavored Ice cream  

Salmonella Enteritidis

La Granja INC

04/18/2017

Uproar, Cummor, Zrect, Monkey Business and others  

Dietary Supplement  

Unapproved new drug

Organic Herbal Supply, Inc.

 

Warning Letters

Letter Issue Date

Company Name

Issuing Office

Subject

Close Out Date

04/10/2017

Safe Harbour Seafood, Inc

Nashville District Office

Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions

Not Issued *

03/15/2017

MIYAQUIL SA

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated/Insanitary Conditions

Not Issued *

03/09/2017

C & B Croissants Corporation

Los Angeles District Office

CGMP Food/Prepared, Packed or Held Under Insanitary Conditions/Adulterated  

Not Issued *

 

AskFSIS

Carcass Wash Cabinets

Grant of Federal Inspection

Identifying the producing (processing) establishment on the official foreign inspection certificate

Export requirements for products from Asia

 

AMS

USDA Seeks Nominees for United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board

USDA Files Action Against J.E. Corcoran Company in Pennsylvania for Alleged PACA Violations

 April 20, 2017

Federal Register

Executive Office of the President

Executive Orders

Buy American and Hire American (EO 13788)

Filed on: 04/20/2017 at 11:15 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/21/2017

FR Document: 2017-08311 PDF 5 Pages (109 KB) Permalink

 

Agricultural Marketing Service

Proposed Rules

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

Proposed California Federal Milk Marketing Order; Producer Ballots; Producer Ballots

Filed on: 04/20/2017 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/21/2017

FR Document: 2017-08033  PDF 6 Pages (91.5 KB) Permalink

 

FDA

Advancing the Safety of Imported Food Identification

Redefining the Term “Healthy” on Food Packages – Public Process Plays a Crucial Role

Improving the Safety of Imported Foods Through Partnerships

 

AskFSIS

Meat and Poultry Hazards and Controls Guide

 

APHIS-BRS
USDA Requests Public Input on dEIS for Deregulation of Freeze-Tolerant GE Eucalyptus

 

AMS

Pear Industry Votes to Continue Marketing Order

2016 Count of Certified Organic Operations Shows Continued Growth in U.S. Market

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