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  • Trade name:
  • Cover,
  • Class:
  • Class 1
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Medical device

Documents

Localization

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  • Cover,
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

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  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization number:
  • 220935
  • Last update:
  • 08-10-2017

Public Assessment Report

Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:

220935

Paragon Medical Pty Ltd - Cover, <specify>

ARTG entry for

Medical Device Included Class 1

Sponsor

Paragon Medical Pty Ltd

Postal Address

PO Box 1964,Scoresby, VIC, 3179

Australia

ARTG Start Date

9/03/2014

Product category

Medical Device Class 1

Status

Active

Approval area

Medical Devices

Conditions

- The inclusion of the kind of device in the ARTG is subject to compliance with all conditions placed or imposed on the ARTG entry. Refer Part 4-5,

Division 2 (Conditions) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and Part 5, Division 5.2 (Conditions) of the Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices) Regulations

2002 for relevant information.

- Breaching conditions of the inclusion related to the device of the kind may lead to suspension or cancellation of the ARTG entry; may be a criminal

offence; and civil penalties may apply.

Manufacturers

Name

Address

Automated Ophthalmics Inc

6671 Santa Barbara Road Suite F

Elkridge, MD, 21075

United States Of America

Products

1. Cover, <specify>

Product Type

Single Device Product

Effective date

9/03/2014

GMDN

15571 Cover, <specify>

Intended purpose

Protective cover / tip for use on a tonometer tip.

Specific Conditions

No Specific Conditions included on Record

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22-3-2019

Lumpy skin disease III. Data collection and analysis

Lumpy skin disease III. Data collection and analysis

Published on: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 In 2018, no lumpy skin disease (LSD) outbreaks were reported in the Balkan region, after the decline reported in 2017 (385) compared to 2016 (7,483). This confirms the effectiveness of the vaccination campaign based on the LSD homologous vaccine strain which continued throughout 2018 with over 2.5 million animals vaccinated, keeping the mean vaccination coverage above 70%. In 2018, LSD outbreaks were reported in Russia, Turkey and Georgia. In Russia, the LSD epidemics expa...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

21-3-2019

Better Made Snack Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In 10 Ounce $3.99 Original Potato Chips

Better Made Snack Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In 10 Ounce $3.99 Original Potato Chips

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a package of 10-ounce Original Potato Chips dated 10 AUG 2019 did not contain Original Potato Chips but instead contained Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips which contain milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes which may have affected 660 bags of 10-ounce Original Potato Chips.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-3-2019

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of Bonvital® (Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134) as a feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of Bonvital® (Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134) as a feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening

Published on: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 Bonvital® is the trade name for a feed additive based on Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134 currently authorised for use in piglets, pigs for fattening, sows, chickens for fattening, chickens reared for laying and minor poultry species. This opinion concerns the renewal of the authorisation of Bonvital® as a zootechnical additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening. The applicant is proposing to increase the minimum and maximum inclusion level of the additive in feed for ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

19-3-2019

ANSES and University of Rennes 1 strengthen their scientific cooperation dedicated to &quot;One Health&quot;

ANSES and University of Rennes 1 strengthen their scientific cooperation dedicated to &quot;One Health&quot;

Roger Genet, Director General of ANSES, and David Alis, President of the University of Rennes 1, today signed a scientific framework agreement aimed at strengthening their cooperation on environmental health, focused primarily on the "One Health" concept covering human, animal and plant health for the benefit of all. To mark this occasion, a conference and round table were organised on the theme of the exposome, one of the key issues at the heart of this new partnership between the two institutions.  

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

9-3-2019

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme 4‐α‐glucanotransferase from Aeribacillus pallidus (strain AE‐SAS)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme 4‐α‐glucanotransferase from Aeribacillus pallidus (strain AE‐SAS)

Published on: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 The food enzyme 4‐α‐glucanotransferase (1,4‐α‐d‐glucan:1,4‐α‐d‐glucan 4‐α‐d‐glycosyltransferase, EC 2.4.1.25) is produced with a non‐genetically modified Aeribacillus pallidus (previously identified as Geobacillus pallidus) strain from Amano Enzyme Inc. The food enzyme is intended to be used in baking processes and in starch processing for the production of modified dextrins. For baking processes, based on the maximum use levels recommended and individual data from the EFS...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

8-3-2019

Safety assessment of the process ‘Jász‐Plasztik’, based on Vacurema Prime technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

Safety assessment of the process ‘Jász‐Plasztik’, based on Vacurema Prime technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

Published on: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP Panel) assessed the safety of the recycling process Jász‐Plasztik (EU register number RECYC0157). The input are hot caustic washed and dried poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) flakes originating from collected post‐consumer PET containers and containing no more than 5% PET from non‐food applications. They are heated in a batch reactor under vacuum and then heated in a continuous reactor under vacuum...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

28-2-2019

Pest categorisation of Scaphoideus luteolus

Pest categorisation of Scaphoideus luteolus

Published on: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 The Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Scaphoideus luteolus, a well‐defined phloem sap‐feeding insect species in the family Cicadellidae (Insecta: Hemiptera). It can be identified using taxonomic keys. S. luteolus is only present in the eastern part of the USA. The main host plants of S. luteolus are species of the genus Ulmus (U. americana,U. alata, U. bergmanianna, U. szechuanica, U. rubra), but specimens have also been collected on Vitis sp., Salix...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

26-2-2019

Annual Report of preparatory work on the toxicological studies and animal feeding studies performed under the EFSA contract OC/EFSA/GMO/2014/01, Lot 2 during the period 1/3/2017 to 27/11/2018

Annual Report of preparatory work on the toxicological studies and animal feeding studies performed under the EFSA contract OC/EFSA/GMO/2014/01, Lot 2 during the period 1/3/2017 to 27/11/2018

Published on: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 This report describes the tasks performed in the period 1/3/2017 to 27/11/2018 under the EFSA contract OC/EFSA/GMO/2014/01, Lot 2 on toxicological studies and animal feeding studies included in applications for market authorisation of genetically modified feed/plants under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003. The tasks cover the check for study adherence to relevant EFSA guidance documents and to OECD Test Guideline no 407 (1995/2008), OECD Test Guideline no 408 (1998) and OECD P...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

22-2-2019

IKERE Limited recalls ZOOCCHINI UPF50 Baby Cover up

IKERE Limited recalls ZOOCCHINI UPF50 Baby Cover up

As the Baby Cover up is advertised as a bathrobe, it must meet the flammability requirements for children's sleepwear. This product fails to meet these requirements. As a beach robe / cover-up it is not subject to the Children Sleepwear Regulations.

Health Canada

31-1-2019

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to se...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

31-1-2019

Manual for reporting on zoonoses and zoonotic agents, within the framework of Directive 2003/99/EC, and on some other pathogenic microbiological agents for information derived from the year 2018

Manual for reporting on zoonoses and zoonotic agents, within the framework of Directive 2003/99/EC, and on some other pathogenic microbiological agents for information derived from the year 2018

Published on: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 This reporting manual provides guidance to Member States (MSs) for reporting on zoonoses and zoonotic agents in animals, food and feed under the framework of Directive 2003/99/EC and also on the reporting of other pathogenic microbiological agents in food. The objective of this manual is to harmonise and streamline reporting by MSs to ensure that the data collected are relevant and comparable for analysis at the European Union (EU) level. This manual covers all the zoonose...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

31-1-2019

Guidelines for reporting 2018 prevalence sample‐based data in accordance with SSD2 data model

Guidelines for reporting 2018 prevalence sample‐based data in accordance with SSD2 data model

Published on: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 Prevalence sample‐based data should be transmitted from Member States to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) using the EFSA Standard Sample Description version 2 (SSD2) standard. To support reporting countries in data submission using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data transfer, specific guidelines are given in this report covering the reporting of sample‐based zoonoses and zoonotic agent data. These guidelines are specifically aimed at guiding the reporting of in...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

31-1-2019

Data dictionaries‐guidelines for reporting 2018 data on zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and food‐borne outbreaks

Data dictionaries‐guidelines for reporting 2018 data on zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and food‐borne outbreaks

Published on: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 This technical report of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) presents guidance to reporting European Union (EU) Member States and non‐Member States in data submission using extensible markup language (XML) data transfer covering the reporting of isolate‐based quantitative antimicrobial resistance data, as well as reporting of prevalence data on zoonoses and food‐borne contaminants, food‐borne outbreak data, animal population data and disease status data. For data col...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

30-1-2019

Kubota Canada LTD. recalls Zero Turn Mowers

Kubota Canada LTD. recalls Zero Turn Mowers

Kubota has discovered that the bolts on the rollover protective structure (ROPS) may not have been tightened sufficiently at the factory. As a result the rollover protective structure (ROPS) on the mower may loosen and fail to protect the operator in a rollover accident, posing a risk of injury.

Health Canada

26-1-2019

The raw primary commodity (RPC) model: strengthening EFSA's capacity to assess dietary exposure at different levels of the food chain, from raw primary commodities to foods as consumed

The raw primary commodity (RPC) model: strengthening EFSA's capacity to assess dietary exposure at different levels of the food chain, from raw primary commodities to foods as consumed

Published on: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 Dietary exposure is typically calculated by combining food consumption data with occurrence data. EFSA's food consumption data are stored in the Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database (Comprehensive Database). Some of these data, however, cannot be used in exposure assessments when the occurrence data are reported for the raw primary commodities (RPCs). The RPC model aims to bridge this gap by transforming the Comprehensive Database into RPC consumption data. Usi...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

24-1-2019

Kubota Canada Ltd. recalls coolant tank caps for various Ride-On Mowers, Utility Tractors and Zero Turn Mowers

Kubota Canada Ltd. recalls coolant tank caps for various Ride-On Mowers, Utility Tractors and Zero Turn Mowers

Kubota has discovered that under some overheat conditions, the cap of the radiator coolant reserve tank, if restricted, can come off and high temperature coolant may spray out, posing a burn hazard.

Health Canada

24-1-2019

General Mills Recalls Five Pound Bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour

General Mills Recalls Five Pound Bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour

General Mills announced today a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour with a better if used by date of April 20, 2020. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of Salmonella which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-1-2019

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for tetraconazole in kaki/Japanese persimmon, linseeds and poppy seeds

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for tetraconazole in kaki/Japanese persimmon, linseeds and poppy seeds

Published on: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Isagro S.p.A submitted a request to the competent national authority in Italy to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance tetraconazole in various crops and animal commodities. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for tetraconazole in kaki/Japanese persimmon, linseeds and poppy seeds. Adequate analytical me...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

8-1-2019

Resapath

Resapath

The development of antimicrobial resistance in animal and human bacteria is a major public health issue requiring an integrated approach across all types of medicine, according to the "One Health" concept covering both humans and animals. ANSES has mobilised significant resources to combat antimicrobial resistance, in particular by coordinating the French Surveillance Network for Antimicrobial Resistance in Pathogenic Bacteria of Animal Origin (Resapath), which is devoted to monitoring resistance in bact...

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

8-1-2019

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a major international human and animal health issue, because the emergence and spread of drug-resistant strains of bacteria call into question the efficacy of these treatments in humans and animals alike. Preserving the effectiveness of antibiotics is therefore a genuine public health challenge requiring an integrated approach across all types of medicine, according to the "One Health" concept covering both humans and animals. ANSES has mobilised significant resources to addr...

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

19-12-2018

Wegmans Issues Voluntary Recall of Fresh Cauliflower Rice, Veggie/Cauliflower Rice Blend and Stir-Fry Mix with Cauliflower

Wegmans Issues Voluntary Recall of Fresh Cauliflower Rice, Veggie/Cauliflower Rice Blend and Stir-Fry Mix with Cauliflower

Rochester, NY – Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of fresh Cauliflower Rice, Veggie Cauliflower Rice Blend and Stir-Fry Mix with Cauliflower, sold in the produce department between 12/7/18 and 12/18/18, because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called He...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

19-12-2018

Safety and efficacy of vitamin B2 (riboflavin 5′‐phosphate ester monosodium salt) for all animal species when used in water for drinking

Safety and efficacy of vitamin B2 (riboflavin 5′‐phosphate ester monosodium salt) for all animal species when used in water for drinking

Published on: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on vitamin B2 in the form of riboflavin 5′‐phosphate ester monosodium salt as an additive for all animal species for use in water for drinking. The additive under assessment is obtained from ■■■■■ a source of riboflavin produced by Ashbya gossypii. No information was provided on the identity and character...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-12-2018

Spokane Produce Voluntarily Recalls Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh&Local Sandwiches and Green Leaf Lettuce Filets

Spokane Produce Voluntarily Recalls Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh&Local Sandwiches and Green Leaf Lettuce Filets

Spokane Produce Inc. of Spokane, WA initiates a voluntary recall of sandwiches containing green leaf lettuce and foodservice lettuce filets following notice of a produce industry ingredient recall by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. Sandwich products bearing the Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh&Local labels. These prod- ucts are recalled because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

14-12-2018

Analysis of hunting statistics collection frameworks for wild boar across Europe and proposals for improving the harmonisation of data collection

Analysis of hunting statistics collection frameworks for wild boar across Europe and proposals for improving the harmonisation of data collection

Published on: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 Heterogeneities in the wild boar data collection frameworks across Europe were analysed using questionnaires to explore comparability of hunting data in the short term and propose a common framework for future collection. Fifty‐seven respondents representing 32 countries covering more than 95% of European territory participated to the questionnaire. The most frequently recorded information in the official statistics included the quantity of animals shot per hunting ground ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

10-12-2018

FDA clears mobile medical app to help those with opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs

FDA clears mobile medical app to help those with opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs

FDA clears a mobile medical application (app) to help increase retention (the amount of time a patient participates) in an outpatient treatment program for individuals with opioid use disorder

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

6-12-2018

Danone North America Issues Allergy Alert and Recall for Light & Fit Greek Crunch S’mores Flavor

Danone North America Issues Allergy Alert and Recall for Light & Fit Greek Crunch S’mores Flavor

Danone North America is voluntarily recalling 3,521 cases of Light & Fit® Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt & Toppings S’Mores Flavor sold in the United States with an expiration date of December 30, 2018 and UPC of 36632 03825. It was discovered that some of the toppers sold on the product contain peanuts and are improperly labeled. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-12-2018

Safety assessment of the process ‘RecyPET Hungária’, based on RecyPET Hungária technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

Safety assessment of the process ‘RecyPET Hungária’, based on RecyPET Hungária technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

Published on: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) assessed the safety of the recycling process RecyPET Hungária (EU register number RECYC0146). The input is hot caustic washed and dried poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) flakes originating from collected post‐consumer PET containers, containing no more than 5% of PET from non‐food applications. The flakes are dried and extruded. The output of the extrusion step is cut into pellets in an underwater...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

27-11-2018

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx 2 Objective 1: Compendium of Representative Processing Techniques investigated in regulatory studies for pesticides

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx 2 Objective 1: Compendium of Representative Processing Techniques investigated in regulatory studies for pesticides

Published on: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 EFSA is conducting pan‐European dietary exposure and risk assessments related to actual levels of pesticide residues in food commodities. These assessments use the pesticide occurrence data generated under the official monitoring programs of Member States, the consumption data from EFSA's comprehensive food consumption database and pesticide‐specific information such as processing factors. Currently no harmonised list of processing factors is available within Europe and wo...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

27-11-2018

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx2 related to pesticide residues Objective 2: Linking the processing techniques investigated in regulatory studies with the E

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx2 related to pesticide residues Objective 2: Linking the processing techniques investigated in regulatory studies with the E

Published on: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 In the framework of the project ‘Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx2’ a compendium of representative processing techniques was prepared as a result of Objective 1. In Objective 2 the food / feed items and processes as described in the compendium of Objective 1 were coded using the FoodEx2 coding system. The coding covers the raw agricultural commodities and the food / feed item...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

Recommendations on the use of the proportionality approach in the framework of risk assessment for pesticide residues

Recommendations on the use of the proportionality approach in the framework of risk assessment for pesticide residues

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The technical report reflects the outcome of the discussions and agreements that were reached in the pesticides peer review meeting on residues and maximum residue levels regarding the principles and guidance for application of the proportionality concept in the risk assessment methodologies used at European level for the estimation of the maximum residue levels for pesticides. In addition, practical experiences on the use of the proportionality approach gained by EFSA hav...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-11-2018

The importance of vector abundance and seasonality

The importance of vector abundance and seasonality

Published on: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 This joint ECDC‐EFSA report assesses whether vector count data (abundance) and the way these change throughout the year (seasonality) can provide useful information about vector‐borne diseases epidemiological processes of interest, and therefore, whether resources should be devoted to collecting such data. The document also summarises what measures of abundance and seasonality can be collected for each vector group (mosquitoes, sandflies, midges and ticks), ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

10-11-2018

Recall of Bittersweet & Feve Chocolate Bars Due to High Levels of Milk Allergens

Recall of Bittersweet & Feve Chocolate Bars Due to High Levels of Milk Allergens

Today, Recchiuti Confections (San Francisco, CA) discovered two batches of their Bittersweet Chocolate Bar and two batches of their Feve Chocolate Bar contain high levels of milk protein after FDA sampling. No illnesses have been reported to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The chocolate bars can be enjoyed if you do not have milk allergies or sensitivities. Recchiuti Confections is...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

8-11-2018

Hazard analysis approaches for certain small retail establishments and food donations: second scientific opinion

Hazard analysis approaches for certain small retail establishments and food donations: second scientific opinion

Published on: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In 2017, EFSA published a ‘simplified’ food safety management system (FSMS) for certain small retail establishments (butcher, grocer, baker, fish and ice cream shop) based on the application of prerequisite programme (PRP) criteria. The aim of this opinion was to develop similar FSMSs for other small retail enterprises including retail distribution centres, supermarkets, restaurants (including pubs and other catering activities) and food donation. The latter...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

19-10-2018

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Several Meat and Potato Products

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Several Meat and Potato Products

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling six of its meat and potato products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The potential for contamination was discovered after Hy-Vee’s supplier, McCain Foods, announced it was recalling its caramelized mushrooms and fire-roasted tomatoes, which are ingredients that are used in six Hy-Vee products. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these prod...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

17-10-2018

Applicability of in silico tools for the prediction of dermal absorption for pesticides

Applicability of in silico tools for the prediction of dermal absorption for pesticides

Published on: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Based on the “Human in vitro dermal absorption datasets” published as supporting information to the revised EFSA Guidance on Dermal Absorption, in silico models for prediction of absorption across the skin have been evaluated. For this evaluation, a systematic literature search and review was performed, identifying 288 publications describing mathematical models for prediction of dermal absorption. Eleven models potentially relevant to the regulatory assessm...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-10-2018

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Published on: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The duration of the vaccination campaign sufficient to eliminate lumpy skin disease (LSD) mainly depends on the vaccination effectiveness and coverage achieved. By using a spread epidemiological model, assuming a vaccination effectiveness of 65%, with 50% and 90% coverage, 3 and 4 years campaigns, respectively, are needed to eliminate LSD. When vaccination effectiveness is 80% to 95%, 2 years of vaccination at coverage of 90% is sufficient to eliminate LSD vir...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-10-2018

Clackamas Bakery Recalls Fred Meyer Bakery Angel Food Cake Bar Due to Undeclared Allergens

Clackamas Bakery Recalls Fred Meyer Bakery Angel Food Cake Bar Due to Undeclared Allergens

Clackamas Bakery has recalled Fred Meyer Bakery Angel Food Cake Bar (12 oz.) sold in its retail stores because the product may contain milk and soy not listed on the label. Clackamas Bakery initiated the recall when it was discovered that the Fred Meyer Bakery Angel Food Cake Bar label had been incorrectly applied to packages of cornbread.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

27-9-2018

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models)

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models)

During the use of some TB - Temporary Bipolar Pacing Leads, featuring the 2mm unshrouded connectors, the connector cap housing (see Picture 1, No. 2 Pin Cap and Cover) may slide and potentially expose the connection wire. In some instances, this may cause the wire to be more susceptible to loss of connectivity or breakage during movement of the cables causing interruption of the pacing system. The analysis of the returned devices attributed the failure to a design change of the cap housing of the pins. ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

11-9-2018

Emerson Electric Canada Limited recalls RIDGID NXT 6 Gallon and 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaners

Emerson Electric Canada Limited recalls RIDGID NXT 6 Gallon and 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaners

The on/off switch can be dislodged or pulled out from the vacuum motor cover. Doing so while the vacuum is plugged in could expose the user to energised wiring connectors and pose a potential shock hazard.

Health Canada

11-9-2018

Update of the Xylella spp. host plant database

Update of the Xylella spp. host plant database

Published on: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA periodically updates the database on the host plants of Xylella spp. While previous editions of the database (2015 and 2016) dealt with the species Xylella fastidiosa only, this database version addresses the whole genus Xylella, including therefore both species X. fastidiosa and Xylella taiwanensis. The database now includes information on host plants of Xylella spp. retrieved from scientific literature...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-9-2018

Livestock Health and Food Chain Risk Assessment

Livestock Health and Food Chain Risk Assessment

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The EUFORA fellowship programme ‘Livestock Health and Food Chain Risk Assessment’ was proposed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), a British governmental institution responsible for safeguarding animal and plant health in the UK. The working programme, which was organised into four different modules, covered a wide range of aspects related to risk assessment including identification of emerging risks, risk prioritisation methods, scanning surveilla...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-8-2018

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Denmark and EFSA – Final report

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Denmark and EFSA – Final report

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 During the project seven standard operating procedures (SOP) were developed for the four data domains (zoonoses, chemical contaminant, pesticide residues and veterinary medical products residues). The SOPs describe 1) How the national governance of risk assessment data is organised, 2) how data are collected and validated before delivering to EFSA covering all four domains, 3) How data is transferred to EFSA, 4) how to respond to EFSA request for clarificati...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

22-8-2018

FDA approves first drug for neurotrophic keratitis, a rare eye disease

FDA approves first drug for neurotrophic keratitis, a rare eye disease

FDA approved the first drug, Oxervate (cenegermin), for the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis, a rare disease affecting the cornea (the clear layer that covers the colored portion of the front of the eye).

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-8-2018

The 2017 ANSES Annual Report is now available !

The 2017 ANSES Annual Report is now available !

At a time when its responsibilities are being extended, ANSES is consolidating its position as a protector of public health. With a field of action that covers all the risks to which the population may be exposed on a daily basis, the Agency confirms its scientific expertise capability and its mission to assess risks in situations of uncertainty.

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

31-7-2018

AuroMedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection 3.375 grams per vial, Due to Presence of Particulates Identified as Glass and Silicone Material

AuroMedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection 3.375 grams per vial, Due to Presence of Particulates Identified as Glass and Silicone Material

East Windsor, New Jersey, AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for injection, USP 3.375 g (Piperacillin Sodium equivalent to 3 g of Piperacillin USP and Tazobactam Sodium equivalent to 0.375 g of Tazobactam USP. Each vial contains 7.05 mEq (162 mg) of Sodium) in a Single-Dose vial, to the hospital level. One vial from lot# PP0317012-A was found to contain particulate matter, identified as glass within the vial and another vial from lot# PP0317059-A was fo...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

6-7-2018

Buy Buy Baby recalls Ellen Degeneres Coveralls with Cap

Buy Buy Baby recalls Ellen Degeneres Coveralls with Cap

The coverall has a bunny applique which can detach and poses a choking hazard.

Health Canada

12-6-2018

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s efforts to foster discovery and development of new tools to fight antimicrobial-resistant infections

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s efforts to foster discovery and development of new tools to fight antimicrobial-resistant infections

The increase in serious antimicrobial drug resistant infections is a critical public health concern and a growing threat to patients. FDA is taking steps to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-6-2018

Sanders Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Fudge Mini Bites

Sanders Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Fudge Mini Bites

Sanders announced today that it is recalling its 3.75oz Milk Chocolate Covered Fudge Mini Bites because they may contain undeclared almonds. People who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

5-3-2019

If you get sick with #flu, make sure to take steps for a quick, healthy recovery. 

Stay home and rest, and avoid close contact with others except if you need medical care. Learn more about how to #fightflu this season.  https://bit.ly/2m6lwaM pic.twitter

If you get sick with #flu, make sure to take steps for a quick, healthy recovery. Stay home and rest, and avoid close contact with others except if you need medical care. Learn more about how to #fightflu this season. https://bit.ly/2m6lwaM pic.twitter

If you get sick with #flu, make sure to take steps for a quick, healthy recovery. Stay home and rest, and avoid close contact with others except if you need medical care. Learn more about how to #fightflu this season. https://bit.ly/2m6lwaM  pic.twitter.com/OnpBJLgajA

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-1-2019

SME Assist workshop: &#039;Meeting Your Obligations&#039; (Adelaide)

SME Assist workshop: &#039;Meeting Your Obligations&#039; (Adelaide)

A face-to-face workshop covering the basics of regulation

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

14-12-2018

#ICYMI: @US_FDA cleared a mobile medical app to help those with #opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs. Read more about the clearance here:  https://go.usa.gov/xE3ke  #FDA #MedicalDevice

#ICYMI: @US_FDA cleared a mobile medical app to help those with #opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs. Read more about the clearance here: https://go.usa.gov/xE3ke  #FDA #MedicalDevice

#ICYMI: @US_FDA cleared a mobile medical app to help those with #opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs. Read more about the clearance here: https://go.usa.gov/xE3ke  #FDA #MedicalDevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

27-9-2018

We want to help patients/caregivers know how to use pen needles correctly. FDA received reports of patients using standard pen needles to inject insulin w/o removing the inner needle cover. The cover stopped patients from getting the right amnt of insulin

We want to help patients/caregivers know how to use pen needles correctly. FDA received reports of patients using standard pen needles to inject insulin w/o removing the inner needle cover. The cover stopped patients from getting the right amnt of insulin

We want to help patients/caregivers know how to use pen needles correctly. FDA received reports of patients using standard pen needles to inject insulin w/o removing the inner needle cover. The cover stopped patients from getting the right amnt of insulin https://go.usa.gov/xPWZq  pic.twitter.com/LT9SptJge1

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

19-9-2018

If your home was damaged or if you had flood loss due to #Florence, start the recovery process by filing your homeowner’s and flood insurance claims. Insurance is the most effective tool for recovery.

More on filing a flood insurance claim:  http://fema.

If your home was damaged or if you had flood loss due to #Florence, start the recovery process by filing your homeowner’s and flood insurance claims. Insurance is the most effective tool for recovery. More on filing a flood insurance claim: http://fema.

If your home was damaged or if you had flood loss due to #Florence, start the recovery process by filing your homeowner’s and flood insurance claims. Insurance is the most effective tool for recovery. More on filing a flood insurance claim: http://fema.gov/nfip-file-your-claim … pic.twitter.com/lv5Na8Zw8c

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

19-9-2018

Every disaster is different & each person has unique needs after #Florence. A variety of resources may be available to help with recovery:

Call 2-1-1 to connect with local sources of help.
 http://DisasterAssistance.gov  connects you with federal or volu

Every disaster is different & each person has unique needs after #Florence. A variety of resources may be available to help with recovery: Call 2-1-1 to connect with local sources of help. http://DisasterAssistance.gov  connects you with federal or volu

Every disaster is different & each person has unique needs after #Florence. A variety of resources may be available to help with recovery: Call 2-1-1 to connect with local sources of help. http://DisasterAssistance.gov  connects you with federal or voluntary organization resources. pic.twitter.com/UYuxr0yvF0

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

17-9-2018

Scientific guideline:  Concept paper on the need for revision of the guideline on the investigation of medicinal products in the term and preterm neonate - Revision 1, draft: consultation open

Scientific guideline: Concept paper on the need for revision of the guideline on the investigation of medicinal products in the term and preterm neonate - Revision 1, draft: consultation open

The Guideline on the investigation of medicinal products in the term and preterm neonates was prepared during the period from 2007 to 2009 and came into effect in 2010 (EMEA/536810/2008). Considerable experience of assessing PIP applications covering neonatal age subset has been gained since then and it has become apparent that some essential questions arise repeatedly during the assessment of Paediatric Investigation Plans (PIP) applications for products intended to be investigated and used in neonates....

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

5-9-2018

Access is a matter of public health. Facilitating dialogue between device makers and payors during planning phase of clinical trials can expedite patient access to safe, effective devices; esp. through collection of clinical evidence that informs regulato

Access is a matter of public health. Facilitating dialogue between device makers and payors during planning phase of clinical trials can expedite patient access to safe, effective devices; esp. through collection of clinical evidence that informs regulato

Access is a matter of public health. Facilitating dialogue between device makers and payors during planning phase of clinical trials can expedite patient access to safe, effective devices; esp. through collection of clinical evidence that informs regulatory and coverage decisions

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

5-9-2018

Patients may not have access to an #FDA approved or cleared device in the absence of adequate coverage. That’s why we’re expanding our work with private payors to help narrow the time it takes for payors to make a coverage determination on new medical dev

Patients may not have access to an #FDA approved or cleared device in the absence of adequate coverage. That’s why we’re expanding our work with private payors to help narrow the time it takes for payors to make a coverage determination on new medical dev

Patients may not have access to an #FDA approved or cleared device in the absence of adequate coverage. That’s why we’re expanding our work with private payors to help narrow the time it takes for payors to make a coverage determination on new medical devices

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

5-9-2018

In today’s FDA Voice Blog, I highlight our work to help address a potential road block to timely patient access to medical devices – payor coverage decisions. We want to be a partner in helping facilitate efficient access to beneficial innovations  https:

In today’s FDA Voice Blog, I highlight our work to help address a potential road block to timely patient access to medical devices – payor coverage decisions. We want to be a partner in helping facilitate efficient access to beneficial innovations https:

In today’s FDA Voice Blog, I highlight our work to help address a potential road block to timely patient access to medical devices – payor coverage decisions. We want to be a partner in helping facilitate efficient access to beneficial innovations https://go.usa.gov/xPcyB 

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-8-2018

This back-to-school season and every day, protect your child from infections that could lead to the life-threatening condition called sepsis. Remind your child to wash his or her hands and keep cuts clean and covered until healed.  https://go.usa.gov/xUH4

This back-to-school season and every day, protect your child from infections that could lead to the life-threatening condition called sepsis. Remind your child to wash his or her hands and keep cuts clean and covered until healed. https://go.usa.gov/xUH4

This back-to-school season and every day, protect your child from infections that could lead to the life-threatening condition called sepsis. Remind your child to wash his or her hands and keep cuts clean and covered until healed. https://go.usa.gov/xUH4a  #GetAheadOfSepsis pic.twitter.com/7rut8Big03

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

15-8-2018

Scientific guideline:  Draft guideline on quality of herbal medicinal products/traditional herbal medicinal products - Revision 3 , draft: consultation open

Scientific guideline: Draft guideline on quality of herbal medicinal products/traditional herbal medicinal products - Revision 3 , draft: consultation open

This document intends to cover the general quality aspects of herbal medicinal products for human and veterinary use, including traditional herbal medicinal products for human use. It describes the special problems of herbal medicinal products and the differences between medicinal products containing chemically defined active substances.

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

7-8-2018

By Aug. 10, all packages and advertisements for “covered” tobacco products (except for cigars and pipe tobacco) and roll-your-own/cigarette tobacco products must have the required nicotine warning statement. https://cards.twitter.com/cards/2m2m96/5xn98 …

By Aug. 10, all packages and advertisements for “covered” tobacco products (except for cigars and pipe tobacco) and roll-your-own/cigarette tobacco products must have the required nicotine warning statement. https://cards.twitter.com/cards/2m2m96/5xn98 …

By Aug. 10, all packages and advertisements for “covered” tobacco products (except for cigars and pipe tobacco) and roll-your-own/cigarette tobacco products must have the required nicotine warning statement. https://cards.twitter.com/cards/2m2m96/5xn98 …

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

6-7-2018

TGA presentation: National Medicines Symposium, 30 May 2018

TGA presentation: National Medicines Symposium, 30 May 2018

This presentation covers the revised requirements for advertisements for medicines containing Schedule 3 substances

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

26-6-2018

Cost recovery implementation statement

Cost recovery implementation statement

Updated to include new fees and charges effective 1 July 2018

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

19-6-2018

Iscover (Sanofi-Aventis groupe)

Iscover (Sanofi-Aventis groupe)

Iscover (Active substance: Clopidogrel) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)3888 of Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety