EPO

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • EPO
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • EPO
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization number:
  • 219564
  • Last update:
  • 08-10-2017

Public Assessment Report

Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:

219564

ARTG entry for

Medicine Listed

Sponsor

Vitex Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Postal Address

PO Box 134,HOXTON PARK, NSW, 2171

Australia

ARTG Start Date

24/01/2014

Product category

Medicine

Status

Active

Approval area

Listed Medicines

Conditions

Colouring agents used in listed medicine for ingestion, other than those listed for export only under section 25 of the Act, shall be only those included in

the list of 'Colourings permitted in medicines for oral use'.

The sponsor shall keep records relating to this listed medicine as are necessary to: (a) Expedite recall if necessary of any batch of the listed medicine,

(b) Identify the manufacturer(s) of each batch of the listed medicine. Where any part of or step in manufacture in Australia of the listed medicine is

sub-contracted to a third party who is not the sponsor, copies of relevant Good Manufacturing Practice agreements relation to such manufacture shall be

kept.

The sponsor shall retain records of the distribution of the listed medicine for a period of five years and shall provide the records or copies of the records

to the Complementary Medicines Branch, Therapeutic Goods Administration, upon request.

The sponsor of the listed medicine must not, by any means, intentionally or recklessly advertise the medicine for an indication other than those accepted

in relation to the inclusion of the medicine in the Register.

All reports of adverse reactions or similar experiences associated with the use or administration of the listed medicine shall be notified to the Head, Office

of Product Review, Therapeutic Goods Administration, as soon as practicable after the sponsor of the goods becomes aware of those reports. Sponsors

of listed medicines must retain records of such reports for a period of not less than 18 months from the day the Head, Office of Product Review is notified

of the report or reports.

The sponsor shall not supply the listed medicine after the expiry date of the goods.

Where a listed medicine is distributed overseas as well as in Australia, product recall or any other regulatory action taken in relation to the medicine

outside Australia which has or may have relevance to the quality, safety or efficacy of the goods distributed in Australia, must be notified to the National

Manager Therapeutic Goods Administration, immediately the action or information is known to the sponsor.

Products

1. EPO

Product Type

Single Medicine Product

Effective date

24/01/2014

Warnings

No Warnings included on Record

Standard Indications

Aids, assists or helps in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being.

Specific Indications

No Specific Indications included on Record

Additional Product information

Pack Size/Poison information

Pack Size

Poison Schedule

Components

1. Formulation 1

Dosage Form

Capsule, soft

Route of Administration

Oral

Visual Identification

Active Ingredients

Evening Primrose Oil

1000 mg

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16-11-2018

Setting of an import tolerance for pyraclostrobin in rice

Setting of an import tolerance for pyraclostrobin in rice

Published on: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to set an import tolerance for the active substance pyraclostrobin in rice. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a maximum residue level (MRL) proposal for rice. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of p...

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

15-11-2018

Assessment of genetically modified maize MZHG0JG for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐DE‐2016‐133)

Assessment of genetically modified maize MZHG0JG for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐DE‐2016‐133)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The scope of application EFSA‐GMO‐DE‐2016‐133 is for food and feed uses, import and processing of genetically modified (GM) maize MZHG0JG in the European Union. Maize MZHG0JG was developed to confer tolerance to the herbicidal active substances glyphosate and glufosinate‐ammonium. The molecular characterisation data and bioinformatic analyses do not identify issues requiring food/feed safety assessment. None of the identified differences in the agronomic/phenotypic and com...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

14-11-2018

Marketing authorisation holders to report shortage to IMA

Marketing authorisation holders to report shortage to IMA

As of today, 14 November 2018, marketing authorisation holders are to report medicine shortage to IMA as soon as possible.

IMA - Icelandic Medicines Agency

14-11-2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of November 14, 2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of November 14, 2018

Recently Updated Records for the Week of November 14, 2018 Last Modified Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

14-11-2018

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for cyazofamid

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for cyazofamid

Published on: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 The applicant ISK Biosciences Europe N.V. submitted a request to the competent national authority in France to evaluate the confirmatory data that were identified in the framework of the MRL review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. The data gap which was related to information on freezer storage conditions for the residue trials reported on potatoes, tomatoes and cucurbits with edible and inedible peel was considered satisfactorily addressed...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-11-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance napropamide‐M

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance napropamide‐M

Published on: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State the United Kingdom for the pesticide active substance napropamide‐M are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of napropamid...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-11-2018

Setting of import tolerances for teflubenzuron in grapefruits, mandarins and broccoli

Setting of import tolerances for teflubenzuron in grapefruits, mandarins and broccoli

Published on: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF Agro BV submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to set import tolerances for the active substance teflubenzuron in grapefruits and mandarins imported from Brazil and for broccoli imported from Paraguay. The data submitted were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for grapefruits and broccoli. The MRL derived ...

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

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract (admissibility accepted when named water‐soluble extract of propolis) for use in plant protection as fungicide and bactericide

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract (admissibility accepted when named water‐soluble extract of propolis) for use in plant protection as fungicide and bactericide

Published on: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the evaluation of applications received by the European Commission concerning basic substances. In this context, EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract are presented. The context of the evaluation ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

10-11-2018

Pest categorisation of Popillia japonica

Pest categorisation of Popillia japonica

Published on: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Popillia japonica(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) for the EU. P. japonica is a distinguishable species listed in Annex IAII of Council Directive 2000/29/EC. It is native to Japan but established in the USA in the early 20th century. It spreads from New Jersey to most US states east of the Mississippi, some to the west and north into Canada. P. japonica feeds on over 700 plant species. Adults attack folia...

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

9-11-2018

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to strengthen and modernize agency’s oversight and reporting of inspections for sterile injectable drugs

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to strengthen and modernize agency’s oversight and reporting of inspections for sterile injectable drugs

FDA is taking steps to modernize the agency’s inspections program

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

7-11-2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of November 07, 2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of November 07, 2018

Recently Updated Records for the Week of November 07, 2018 Last Modified Date: Friday, November 02, 2018

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

6-11-2018

Setting of import tolerances for haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed

Setting of import tolerances for haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed

Published on: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources submitted two requests to the competent national authority in Denmark to set import tolerances for the active substance haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for linseed and rapeseed. Adequate analytical metho...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

5-11-2018

Products containing metam-sodium: ANSES announces the withdrawal of marketing authorisations

Products containing metam-sodium: ANSES announces the withdrawal of marketing authorisations

Plant protection products containing metam-sodium are used in market gardening and horticulture to disinfect the soil. Following the substance's approval at European level, ANSES reassessed the dossiers and notified the industrial companies concerned of its intention to withdraw all marketing authorisations for metam-sodium products. ANSES is also taking this opportunity to reiterate the importance of phytopharmacovigilance and the requirement for professionals to report any adverse effects on humans or ...

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

1-11-2018

Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the National Toxicology Program’s report on radiofrequency energy exposure

Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the National Toxicology Program’s report on radiofrequency energy exposure

Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the recent National Toxicology Program report release on radiofrequency energy exposure

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-11-2018

Information required for dossiers to support demands for import of high risk plants, plant products and other objects as foreseen in Article 42 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031

Information required for dossiers to support demands for import of high risk plants, plant products and other objects as foreseen in Article 42 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Article 42 of the new Plant Health Law (Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against pests of plants), introduce a concept of “high risk plants, plant products and other objects” in relation to the presence of a pest risk of an unacceptable level for the Union territory, identified on the basis of a preliminary assessment to be followed by a risk assessment. Upon request of the European Commission (EC), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) d...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Pest categorisation of Conotrachelus nenuphar

Pest categorisation of Conotrachelus nenuphar

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), for the EU. C. nenuphar is a well‐defined species, recognised as a serious pest of stone and pome fruit in the USA and Canada where it also feeds on a range of other hosts including soft fruit (e.g. Ribes,Fragaria) and wild plants (e.g. Crataegus). Adults, which are not good flyers, feed on tender twigs, flower buds and leaves. Femal...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

Pest categorisation of Acrobasis pirivorella

Pest categorisation of Acrobasis pirivorella

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The European Commission requested EFSA to conduct a pest categorisation of Acrobasis pirivorella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), a monophagous moth whose larvae exclusively feed on developing buds, flowers, and fruits of cultivated and wild Pyrus spp. A. pirivorella is a species with reliable methods available for identification. A. pirivorellaoccurs in north‐east Asia only, causing significant damage in cultivated pears. It is regulated in the EU by Council Direc...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of October 31, 2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of October 31, 2018

Recently Updated Records for the Week of October 31, 2018 Last Modified Date: Monday, October 29, 2018

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

31-10-2018

Outcome of a public consultation on the draft guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance

Outcome of a public consultation on the draft guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on a draft guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance, prepared by the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA), supported by the Working Group on Claims. The draft guidance was endorsed by the Panel for public consultation ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance dimethoate

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance dimethoate

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State Italy and co‐rapporteur Member State Bulgaria for the pesticide active substance dimethoate are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of dimetho...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Updated review of the existing maximum residue levels for imazalil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 following new toxicological information

Updated review of the existing maximum residue levels for imazalil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 following new toxicological information

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In compliance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA received a mandate from the European Commission to provide an update of the reasoned opinion on the review of existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for imazalil published on 5 September 2017, taking into account the additional information provided on the toxicity of the metabolites R014821, FK‐772 and FK‐284. EFSA did not derive MRL proposals from the post‐harvest uses reported on citrus fru...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance methiocarb

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance methiocarb

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State the United Kingdom and co‐rapporteur Member State Germany for the pesticide active substance methiocarb are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative use...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-10-2018

Training courses on “Steering an Expert Knowledge Elicitation” and “Use of the Expert Knowledge Elicitation Guidance in Risk Assessments for EFSA Management” and “Conduct of the Sheffield protocol for an Expert Knowledge Elicitation”

Training courses on “Steering an Expert Knowledge Elicitation” and “Use of the Expert Knowledge Elicitation Guidance in Risk Assessments for EFSA Management” and “Conduct of the Sheffield protocol for an Expert Knowledge Elicitation”

Published on: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 This report presents the results from an exploratory study in 2016 on clear communication of scientific assessment results. It had a specific focus on the communication of scientific uncertainties in EFSA scientific opinions. Qualitative methods were applied to the design and communication of an opinion summary and uncertainty statements related to that opinion, and to collect evidence on how different stakeholder groups responded to them. The study tested t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Aleurocanthus spp.

Pest categorisation of Aleurocanthus spp.

Published on: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Aleurocanthus spp., a well‐defined insect genus of the whitefly family Aleyrodidae (Arthropoda: Hemiptera). Difficulties within the taxonomy of the genus give doubt about the ability to accurately identify some members to species level. Nevertheless, the genus is thought to currently include about ninety species mainly reported from tropical and subtropical areas. The genus is listed in Council Dir...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

26-10-2018

Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 8 infections linked to consumption of salmon products

Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 8 infections linked to consumption of salmon products

Published on: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 A multi-country outbreak of 12 listeriosis cases caused by Listeria monocytogenes sequence type (ST) 8 has been identified through whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis in three EU/EEA countries: Denmark (6 cases), Germany (5) and France (1). Four of these cases have died due to or with the disease. It is likely that the extent of this outbreak has been underestimated since the outbreak was identified through sequencing and only a subset of the EU/EEA count...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

24-10-2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of October 24, 2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of October 24, 2018

Recently Updated Records for the Week of October 24, 2018 Last Modified Date: Monday, October 22, 2018

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-10-2018

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pyraflufen‐ethyl

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pyraflufen‐ethyl

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The applicant, Nichino Europe Co. Ltd., submitted application request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to evaluate confirmatory data that were identified for pyraflufen‐ethyl in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. The submitted data were sufficient to confirm the MRLs for citrus fruits, tree nuts, pome fruits, stone fruits, table and wine grapes, curra...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

20-10-2018

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EFSA was requested to deliver a scientific opinion on the implications for human health of the flavouring substance 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide [FL‐no: 16.133], in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411), according to Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The substance has not been reported to occur in natural source materials of botanical or animal origin. It is intende...

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

18-10-2018

Hydrolevel Company recalls HydroStat 3000

Hydrolevel Company recalls HydroStat 3000

The controller may not shut down the boiler when it reaches the high temperature limit, potentially allowing it to overheat and posing a fire hazard.

Health Canada

17-10-2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of October 17, 2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of October 17, 2018

Recently Updated Records for the Week of October 17, 2018 Last Modified Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

17-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Stagonosporopsis andigena

Pest categorisation of Stagonosporopsis andigena

Published on: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Stagonosporopsis andigena, the causal agent of black blight of potato, for the EU. The pest is a well‐defined fungal species and reliable methods exist for its detection and identification. S. andigena is present in Bolivia and Peru. The pest is not known to occur in the EU and is listed in Annex IAI of Directive 2000/29/EC as Phoma andina, meaning its introduction into the EU is prohibited. The ma...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Thecaphora solani

Pest categorisation of Thecaphora solani

Published on: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of the fungus Thecaphora solani, the causal agent of smut of potato, for the EU. The identity of the pest is well established and reliable methods exist for its detection and identification. T. solaniis present in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. The pathogen is not known to occur in the EU and is listed in Annex IAI of Directive 2000/29/EC, meaning its introducti...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

16-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Cronartium harknessii, Cronartium kurilense and Cronartium sahoanum

Pest categorisation of Cronartium harknessii, Cronartium kurilense and Cronartium sahoanum

Published on: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Cronartium harknessii, Cronartium kurilense and Cronartium sahoanum, which are well‐defined and distinguishable tree fungal pathogens of the family Cronartiaceae. In 2018, these species were moved from the genus Endocronartium to the genus Cronartium. These pathogens are not known to be present in the EU and are regulated in Council Directive 2...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

16-10-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for mepiquat in cotton seeds and animal commodities

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for mepiquat in cotton seeds and animal commodities

Published on: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant, BASF SE, submitted an application to the competent national authority in Greece to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance mepiquat in cotton seeds. The data submitted in support of the application were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal for cotton seeds and the previously derived MRL proposals for animal commodities were found to be stil...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

16-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Melampsora farlowii

Pest categorisation of Melampsora farlowii

Published on: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Melampsora farlowii, a well‐defined and distinguishable fungus of the family Melampsoraceae. M. farlowii is the causal agent of a leaf and twig rust of hemlocks (Tsuga spp.) in eastern North America. The pathogen is regulated in Council Directive 2000/29/EC (Annex IAI) as a harmful organism whose introduction into the EU is banned. M. farlowii ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-10-2018

FDA approves new DNA-based test to determine blood compatibility

FDA approves new DNA-based test to determine blood compatibility

FDA approves new DNA-based test to determine blood compatibility.Test is first of this type approved to report genotypes as final results

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

11-10-2018

Re‐evaluation of oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 479b) as a food additive

Re‐evaluation of oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 479b) as a food additive

Published on: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) provides a scientific opinion re‐evaluating the safety of thermally oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono‐ and diglycerides of fatty acids (TOSOM) (E 479b) when used as a food additive. The Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) derived an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 25 and 30 mg/kg body weight (bw) per day, respectively. There was n...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-10-2018

Wild boar in focus: Review of existing models on spatial distribution and density of wild boar and proposal for next steps

Wild boar in focus: Review of existing models on spatial distribution and density of wild boar and proposal for next steps

Published on: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 This report provides a review of existing models for predicting the spatial distribution and abundance of wild boar at various scales (global, continental, national and regional) in order to inform the development of a new model to produce estimates of wild boar abundance at European level. The review identifies and discusses a range of models based on a wide variety of data types, corresponding to those targeted by the data collection model set by ENETwild,...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

10-10-2018

Liveyon, LLC Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of the Regen Series ® Product, Manufactured by Genetech, Inc.

Liveyon, LLC Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of the Regen Series ® Product, Manufactured by Genetech, Inc.

Liveyon, LLC (“Liveyon”) is a distributor of stem cell products manufactured by Genetech, Inc. (“Genetech”), a laboratory located in San Diego, CA. Liveyon marketed and distributed these products under the trade name ReGen Series®. Liveyon has voluntarily recalled all ReGen Series® products due to reported possible adverse reactions.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10-10-2018

Bazzini LLC Recalls Certain Pistachio Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Bazzini LLC Recalls Certain Pistachio Products Because of Possible Health Risk

BazziniI LLC of Allentown, PA out of an abundance of caution, is recalling 4,000 pounds of Roasted and Salted Colossal Natural, Super Colossal Natural and Rams Head Natural in Shell Pistachios received from one of its suppliers because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. NO OTHER BAZZINI PISTACHIOS OR BAZZINI PRODUCTS ARE IMPACTED OR PART OF THIS RECALL. The recall is being initiated voluntarily and no illnesses have been reported to date.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10-10-2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of October 10, 2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of October 10, 2018

Recently Updated Records for the Week of October 10, 2018 Last Modified Date: Tuesday, October 09, 2018

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-10-2018

Essity Professional Hygiene North America LLC recalls Tork Foam Soap Extra Mild SKU

Essity Professional Hygiene North America LLC recalls Tork Foam Soap Extra Mild SKU

The recalled product is potentially contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia. B. cepacia is found in soil and water and poses little medical risk to healthy people.

Health Canada

9-10-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the active substance flumioxazin in light of negligible exposure data submitted

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the active substance flumioxazin in light of negligible exposure data submitted

Published on: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessment carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State, Czech Republic, for the pesticide active substance flumioxazin are reported. The European Commission requested EFSA to conduct a peer review and provide its conclusions on whether exposure of humans to flumioxazin can be considered negligible, taking into account the European Commission's draft guidance on th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

6-10-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for epoxiconazole in beetroots

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for epoxiconazole in beetroots

Published on: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance epoxiconazole in beetroots. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal for beetroots. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

5-10-2018

Consumer Alert: Sprout Creek Farm “Margie” Cheese Batch Recalled

Consumer Alert: Sprout Creek Farm “Margie” Cheese Batch Recalled

Today the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets alerted consumers to a pasteurization problem with one of Sprout Creek Farm's pasteurized cow's milk cheeses, "Margie," made on 8/28/2018. Sprout Creek Farm is located in Poughkeepsie, NY. The reason for the recall is the air temperature at the start and end of the pasteurization process is required to be above 150deg F per the Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance; the batch in question did not meet that standard. The recall pertains only to...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

4-10-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance ethoprophos

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance ethoprophos

Published on: Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State Italy and co‐rapporteur Member State Ireland for the pesticide active substance ethoprophos are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of ethopro...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

3-10-2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of October 03, 2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of October 03, 2018

Recently Updated Records for the Week of October 03, 2018 Last Modified Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-10-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for cyflufenamid according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for cyflufenamid according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance cyflufenamid. To assess the occurrence of cyflufenamid residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (in...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-10-2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of September 05, 2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of September 05, 2018

Recently Updated Records for the Week of September 05, 2018 Last Modified Date: Monday, October 01, 2018

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

28-9-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance ABE‐IT 56 (components of lysate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain DDSF623)

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance ABE‐IT 56 (components of lysate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain DDSF623)

Published on: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State, France, for the pesticide active substance ABE‐IT 56 (components of lysate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain DDSF623) are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

28-9-2018

Avian influenza overview May – August 2018

Avian influenza overview May – August 2018

Published on: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Between 16 May and 15 August 2018, three highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) outbreaks in poultry establishments and three HPAI A(H5N6) outbreaks in wild birds were reported in Europe. Three low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreaks were reported in three Member States. Few HPAI and LPAI bird cases have been detected in this period of the year, in accordance with the seasonal expected pattern of LPAI and HPAI. There is no evidence to date ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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

27-9-2018

Enforcement Report for the Week of November 02, 2016

Enforcement Report for the Week of November 02, 2016

Recently Updated Records for the Week of November 02, 2016 Last Modified Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

27-9-2018

General Finishes Recalls Outdoor Oil

General Finishes Recalls Outdoor Oil

The recalled products do not have the proper consumer chemical hazard packaging and labelling required by the consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

Health Canada

27-9-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for tembotrione according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for tembotrione according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance tembotrione. To assess the occurrence of tembotrione residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EU) No 188/2011 as well as the import tolerances and European author...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-10-2018

We know that cancer is harder to find in women with dense breasts – some women may need other imaging tests. Breast density reporting is already required in some states. Expanding this nationwide will empower patients and providers to make more informed h

We know that cancer is harder to find in women with dense breasts – some women may need other imaging tests. Breast density reporting is already required in some states. Expanding this nationwide will empower patients and providers to make more informed h

We know that cancer is harder to find in women with dense breasts – some women may need other imaging tests. Breast density reporting is already required in some states. Expanding this nationwide will empower patients and providers to make more informed health decisions.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-10-2018

We’re now moving to update/modernize our oversight to capitalize on a # of important advances, including the increased use of digital imaging, revised screening recommendations from the @CDCgov and need for uniform nation-wide breast density reporting  ht

We’re now moving to update/modernize our oversight to capitalize on a # of important advances, including the increased use of digital imaging, revised screening recommendations from the @CDCgov and need for uniform nation-wide breast density reporting ht

We’re now moving to update/modernize our oversight to capitalize on a # of important advances, including the increased use of digital imaging, revised screening recommendations from the @CDCgov and need for uniform nation-wide breast density reporting https://go.usa.gov/xPnyd .

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

18-10-2018

THREAD: #FDA’s forthcoming proposal to update and modernize our mammography oversight is meant to capitalize on a number of important advances, including the need for more uniform, nation-wide breast density reporting:  https://go.usa.gov/xPRAm pic.twitte

THREAD: #FDA’s forthcoming proposal to update and modernize our mammography oversight is meant to capitalize on a number of important advances, including the need for more uniform, nation-wide breast density reporting: https://go.usa.gov/xPRAm pic.twitte

THREAD: #FDA’s forthcoming proposal to update and modernize our mammography oversight is meant to capitalize on a number of important advances, including the need for more uniform, nation-wide breast density reporting: https://go.usa.gov/xPRAm  pic.twitter.com/8cUIqr8l6x

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

5-10-2018

Devices flag! The FDA has allowed the marketing a new type of hearing aid, a self-fitted hearing aid controlled by the user. Interested reporters should check out our press release:  https://go.usa.gov/xPkuB 

Devices flag! The FDA has allowed the marketing a new type of hearing aid, a self-fitted hearing aid controlled by the user. Interested reporters should check out our press release: https://go.usa.gov/xPkuB 

Devices flag! The FDA has allowed the marketing a new type of hearing aid, a self-fitted hearing aid controlled by the user. Interested reporters should check out our press release: https://go.usa.gov/xPkuB 

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration