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Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Test instrument, electrical safety
  • Class:
  • Class 1
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Medical device

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • Test instrument, electrical safety
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization number:
  • 216941
  • Last update:
  • 09-10-2017

Public Assessment Report

Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:

216941

Heaton Instrumedics Pty Ltd Trustee for Heaton Family Trust - Test instrument, electrical safety

ARTG entry for

Medical Device Included Class 1

Sponsor

Heaton Instrumedics Pty Ltd Trustee for Heaton Family Trust

Postal Address

17 Scotsburn Way,ENDEAVOUR HILLS, VIC, 3802

Australia

ARTG Start Date

5/11/2013

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

McGan Technology IIC

1193 Randolph Road

Middletown, Connecticut, 06459

United States Of America

Products

1. Test instrument, electrical safety

Product Type

Single Device Product

Effective date

5/11/2013

GMDN

36796 Test instrument, electrical safety

Intended purpose

Test instrument designed to test the insulation integrity of Electrosurgical Instruments

Specific Conditions

No Specific Conditions included on Record

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1-2-2019

FDA warns patients and doctors about recall of home-use test strips used with device to monitor blood thinner warfarin, not authorized for sale in U.S.

FDA warns patients and doctors about recall of home-use test strips used with device to monitor blood thinner warfarin, not authorized for sale in U.S.

Medical product distributor issued voluntary recall of certain Roche Diagnostics test strips used with CoaguChek test meter devices.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-2-2019

EFSA statement on the risk posed to humans by a vitamin B2 produced by a genetically modified strain of Bacillus subtilis used as a feed additive

EFSA statement on the risk posed to humans by a vitamin B2 produced by a genetically modified strain of Bacillus subtilis used as a feed additive

Published on: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 The detection of recombinant DNA in a vitamin B2 used as feed additive was notified by the Belgian national authorities on 2 October 2018 via the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). The European Commission requested scientific advice from EFSA on the risk posed to humans by the presence of genetically modified material in the feed additive, particularly with regard to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). EFSA assessed the analytical data from RASFF regarding the prese...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

29-1-2019

Oskri Organics Corporation Recalls All Nut Butters because of Possible Health Risk

Oskri Organics Corporation Recalls All Nut Butters because of Possible Health Risk

Oskri Organics Corporation of Lake Mills, WI is recalling ALL Oskri Corporation manufactured nut butters. This recall has been initiated due to positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes found in multiple Oskri Corporation manufactured nut butters.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

26-1-2019

Guidelines for reporting molecular typing data through EFSA's Data Collection Framework

Guidelines for reporting molecular typing data through EFSA's Data Collection Framework

Published on: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) received the mandate from the European Commission (EC), in accordance with Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002, to collect data on the molecular testing of food‐borne pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes and Shiga toxin‐producing Escherichia coli (STEC) from food, feed, animals and the related environment, to contribute to the epidemiological investigations of food‐borne outbreaks and to the identification of...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

26-1-2019

Safety assessment of the substance poly((R)‐3‐hydroxybutyrate‐co‐(R)‐3‐hydroxyhexanoate) for use in food contact materials

Safety assessment of the substance poly((R)‐3‐hydroxybutyrate‐co‐(R)‐3‐hydroxyhexanoate) for use in food contact materials

Published on: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP Panel) assessed the safety of poly((R)‐3‐hydroxybutyrate‐co‐(R)‐3‐hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBH), CAS No 147398‐31‐0 and food contact material (FCM) substance No 1059. This biodegradable copolymer is produced by fermentation of palm oil using a genetically modified microorganism (Cupriavidus necator). Overall migration was up to 5.4 mg/kg. Oligomers are hydroxyl‐terminated or with crotyl‐ and hexenyl end‐...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

26-1-2019

SL: Recall of Thrive Market Nut Butters Due to Potential Health Risk

SL: Recall of Thrive Market Nut Butters Due to Potential Health Risk

Thrive Market, Inc, is recalling all unexpired lots of the Thrive Market-branded nut butters listed below (“Product(s)”) due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. On January 21, 2019, one of our suppliers notified us that it was issuing a recall of all nut butters it has manufactured since January 2018 because of a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes in recent lots. Because the safety of our members is our absolute priority, we are expanding on our supplier’s recall and a...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

23-1-2019

FDA permits marketing of first test to aid in the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection known as <em>Mycoplasma genitalium</em>

FDA permits marketing of first test to aid in the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection known as <em>Mycoplasma genitalium</em>

FDA permits marketing of first test to aid in the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection known as Mycoplasma genitalium

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

23-1-2019

FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed One Lot of Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Due to <i>Salmonella</i> and <i>Listeria monocytogenes</i>

FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed One Lot of Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Due to <i>Salmonella</i> and <i>Listeria monocytogenes</i>

The FDA is cautioning pet owners not to feed Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs, lot 12.04.2018, after the product tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. If you have this lot of Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs, throw it away.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

23-1-2019

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme lysophospholipase from Trichoderma reesei (strain RF7206)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme lysophospholipase from Trichoderma reesei (strain RF7206)

Published on: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 The food enzyme lysophospholipase (EC 3.1.1.5) is produced with the genetically modified Trichoderma reesei strain RF7206 by AB Enzymes GmbH. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. The lysophospholipase food enzyme is intended to be used in starch processing for the production of glucose syrups. Residual amounts of total organic solids (TOS) are removed by the ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Safety of cassia gum as a feed additive for cats and dogs based on a dossier submitted by Glycomer GmbH

Safety of cassia gum as a feed additive for cats and dogs based on a dossier submitted by Glycomer GmbH

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 The additive cassia gum consists mainly of high-molecular weight polysaccharides composed primarily of a linear chain of 1,4-b-D-mannopyranose units with 1,6-linked a-D-galactopyranose units. In 2014, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) delivered an opinion on the safety and efficacy of cassia gum in cats and dogs. The Panel concluded, based on positive findings observed in a bacterial reverse mutation test with a semi-refined cassia...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × NK603 × DAS‐40278‐9 and subcombinations independently of their origin for food and feed uses, import and processing, under Regulation (EC) No 1829‐2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2013‐112)

Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × NK603 × DAS‐40278‐9 and subcombinations independently of their origin for food and feed uses, import and processing, under Regulation (EC) No 1829‐2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2013‐112)

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 Maize MON 89034 × 1507 × NK603 × DAS‐40278‐9 (four‐event stack maize) was produced by conventional crossing to combine four single events: MON 89034, 1507, NK603 and DAS‐40278‐9. The GMO Panel previously assessed the four single events and four of their subcombinations and did not identify safety concerns. No new data on the maize single events or their four subcombinations that could lead to modification of the original conclusions on their safety have been identified. Th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-1-2019

Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122 × DAS‐40278‐9 and subcombinations independently of their origin for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2013‐11

Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122 × DAS‐40278‐9 and subcombinations independently of their origin for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2013‐11

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Maize MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122 × DAS‐40278‐9 (five‐event stack maize) was produced by conventional crossing to combine five single events: MON 89034, 1507, MON 88017, 59122 and DAS‐40278‐9. The GMO Panel previously assessed the 5 single maize events and 11 of their subcombinations and did not identify safety concerns. No new data on the single maize events or their 11 subcombinations that could modify the original conclusions on their safety were identified. Th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3): consideration of genotoxicity data on alicyclic aldehydes with α,β‐unsaturation in ring/side‐chain and precursors from chemical subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3): consideration of genotoxicity data on alicyclic aldehydes with α,β‐unsaturation in ring/side‐chain and precursors from chemical subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of flavouring substances from subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3). In FGE.208Rev1, the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) evaluated genotoxicity studies on the representative substance p‐mentha‐1,8‐dien‐7‐al [FL‐no: 05.117], which was found to be genotoxic in vivo. The Panel conclu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from Bacillus subtilis (strain XAS)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from Bacillus subtilis (strain XAS)

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of flavouring substances from subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3). In FGE.208Rev1, the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) evaluated genotoxicity studies on the representative substance p‐mentha‐1,8‐dien‐7‐al [FL‐no: 05.117], which was found to be genotoxic in vivo. The Panel conclu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

7-1-2019

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s new actions under the Pre-Cert Pilot Program to promote a more efficient framework for the review of safe and effective digital health innovations

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s new actions under the Pre-Cert Pilot Program to promote a more efficient framework for the review of safe and effective digital health innovations

FDA issues three documents that launch next phase of Pre-Cert Pilot Program to test new approaches for the review of digital health device applications.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

4-1-2019

Shamrock Farms Issues Voluntary Recall of 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk Due to Undeclared Almonds

Shamrock Farms Issues Voluntary Recall of 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk Due to Undeclared Almonds

Shamrock Farms of Phoenix, Arizona is issuing a voluntary recall of Shamrock Farms 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk with Best Before Date 3/16/2019. The recall comes after a product retain of Shamrock Farms 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Half Gallon Milk with Use By 03/16/19 Time Stamp 08:18-11:13 04-05 #1, tested positive for an undeclared tree nut (almond) allergen.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

26-12-2018

Apio Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Single-Serve Bowls

Apio Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Single-Serve Bowls

Apio Inc. of Guadalupe, California is expanding a voluntary recall of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowls. The recall comes after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the company that another random sample of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale/Chou Frise Doux 156 gr. single-serve bowls (5.5oz) with Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018, Lot 112 346, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-12-2018

FDA permits marketing of a diagnostic test to aid in measuring nutrients in breast milk

FDA permits marketing of a diagnostic test to aid in measuring nutrients in breast milk

The FDA authorized use of a new test that measures nutrients in breast milk providing healthcare professionals with tool to aid in the nutritional management of newborns.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-12-2018

Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. issues Nationwide Recall of CoaguChek Test Strips

Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. issues Nationwide Recall of CoaguChek Test Strips

On 12/19/2018, Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. initiated a nationwide recall of Roche CoaguChek test strips distributed directly to U.S. consumers by Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. The products have been found to inaccurately report high INR test results.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-12-2018

Health Canada releases test results of certain sartan drugs

Health Canada releases test results of certain sartan drugs

Health Canada has released the results of its testing of sartan drugs in Canada. Health Canada tested samples of certain sartan drugs (valsartan, candesartan, irbesartan, losartan, and olmesartan), which represent numerous products, as part of its ongoing collaborative work to address impurities found in some sartan drugs in Canada and internationally.

Health Canada

16-12-2018

Apio, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Five Skus of Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups™

Apio, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Five Skus of Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups™

Apio, Inc. of Guadalupe, California is voluntarily recalling five SKUs of Eat Smart® Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups™ (bowls). The recall comes after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the company that one random sample of Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale/Chou Frise Doux 156 gr. (5.5oz) with Best Before of Dec 14, 2018 tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes. As a precautionary measure, we are recalling all products produced on the same day, same production line, as the ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

8-12-2018

Annual assessment of Echinococcus multilocularis surveillance reports submitted in 2018 in the context of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011

Annual assessment of Echinococcus multilocularis surveillance reports submitted in 2018 in the context of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011

Published on: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 This report is part of the `Echinococcus multilocularis surveillance’ scientific reports which are presented annually by EFSA to the European Commission and are intended to assess the sampling strategy, data collection and detection methods used by Finland, Ireland, Malta, the United Kingdom (UK) and Norway in their respective surveillance programmes. The surveillance programmes of these five countries were evaluated by checking the information submitted by each of them an...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

7-12-2018

Bonify recalls 2 lots of dried cannabis products

Bonify recalls 2 lots of dried cannabis products

The recalled product may not meet some of the microbial and chemical contaminant limits as specified by the Good Production Practices requirements of the Cannabis Regulations.Documentation confirming test results could not be matched to the lot specific numbers.

Health Canada

7-12-2018

Re‐evaluation of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) as a food additive

Re‐evaluation of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) as a food additive

Published on: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) provides a scientific opinion re‐evaluating the safety of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) when used as a food additive. The Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) in 1978 endorsed the acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 25 mg/kg body weight (bw) per day, expressed as propane‐1,2‐diol, established by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) in 1974. No adverse effects were observed in short‐t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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

30-11-2018

FDA authorizes first test to aid in detecting a type of herpes virus in newborns called cytomegalovirus

FDA authorizes first test to aid in detecting a type of herpes virus in newborns called cytomegalovirus

FDA authorizes first test to aid in detecting a type of herpes virus in newborns called cytomegalovirus

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

30-11-2018

The European Union summary report on surveillance for the presence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in 2017

The European Union summary report on surveillance for the presence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in 2017

Published on: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 This report presents the results of surveillance on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in bovine animals, sheep, goats, cervids and other animal species, as well as genotyping in sheep, carried out in 2017 in the European Union (EU) according to Regulation (EC) 999/2001, and in Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. In total, 1,312,714 cattle were tested by the 28 EU Member States (MSs) which is a decrease of 3% compared with 2016; 18,526 were tested by the three n...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-11-2018

Epidemiological analyses of African swine fever in the European Union (November 2017 until November 2018)

Epidemiological analyses of African swine fever in the European Union (November 2017 until November 2018)

Published on: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 This update on the African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in the EU demonstrated that out of all tested wild boar found dead, the proportion of positive samples peaked in winter and summer. For domestic pigs only, a summer peak was evident. Despite the existence of several plausible factors that could result in the observed seasonality, there is no evidence to prove causality. Wild boar density was the most influential risk factor for the occurrence of ASF in wild boar. In th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-11-2018

Understanding ASF spread and emergency control concepts in wild boar populations using individual‐based modelling and spatio‐temporal surveillance data

Understanding ASF spread and emergency control concepts in wild boar populations using individual‐based modelling and spatio‐temporal surveillance data

Published on: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 African swine fever (ASF) infection is circulating in Eurasia since a decade within wild boar populations without a demonstrated vector host. Further the infection was recurrently translocated by spatio‐temporal dynamics that is incompatible with wild boar movement characteristics. Management actions are required in areas affected by ASF. Control measures address areas with recent focal introduction and areas with ASF circulating several seasons or endemic occurrence. In v...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

28-11-2018

FDA approves treatment for adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a certain genetic mutation

FDA approves treatment for adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a certain genetic mutation

The FDA approved Xospata (gilteritinib) tablets for the treatment of adult patients who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a FLT3 mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

28-11-2018

CLS Sales Inc. recalls Wind Up Fish & Lion Toys

CLS Sales Inc. recalls Wind Up Fish & Lion Toys

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the toys do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. Additionally, the fish toy released small parts during testing, which could pose as a choking hazard for young children.

Health Canada

28-11-2018

Information Update - Mylan-Valsartan medications voluntarily recalled as a precaution due to an impurity

Information Update - Mylan-Valsartan medications voluntarily recalled as a precaution due to an impurity

Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC is voluntarily recalling four lots of Mylan-Valsartan tablets (40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg and 320 mg strength) after testing found low levels of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).

Health Canada

28-11-2018

EFSA Scientific Colloquium 24 – 'omics in risk assessment: state of the art and next steps

EFSA Scientific Colloquium 24 – 'omics in risk assessment: state of the art and next steps

Published on: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 In recent years, the development of innovative tools in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics (designated collectively as 'omics technologies) has opened up new possibilities for applications in scientific research and led to the availability of vast amounts of analytical data. The interpretation and integration of 'omics data can provide valuable information on the functional status of an organism and on the effect of external factors such as stressors. T...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

27-11-2018

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on risk of heavy metals, including nickel and lead, found in some kratom products

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on risk of heavy metals, including nickel and lead, found in some kratom products

FDA scientists tested 26 separate kratom products and found lead and nickel at levels not considered safe for human consumption

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

27-11-2018

INNUENDO: A cross‐sectoral platform for the integration of genomics in the surveillance of food‐borne pathogens

INNUENDO: A cross‐sectoral platform for the integration of genomics in the surveillance of food‐borne pathogens

Published on: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 Abstract In response to the EFSA call New approaches in identifying and characterizing microbial and chemical hazards, the project INNUENDO (https://sites.google.com/site/theinnuendoproject/) aimed to design an analytical platform and standard procedures for the use of whole‐genome sequencing in surveillance and outbreak investigation of food‐borne pathogens. The project firstly attempted to identify existing flaws and needs, and then to provide applicable cross‐sectorial ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-11-2018

Safety and efficacy of Monteban® G100 (narasin) for chickens for fattening

Safety and efficacy of Monteban® G100 (narasin) for chickens for fattening

Published on: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 The feed additive Monteban® G100, containing the active substance narasin, an ionophore anticoccidial, is intended to control coccidiosis in chickens for fattening at a dose of 60–70 mg/kg complete feed. Narasin is produced by fermentation. Limited data on the taxonomic identification of the production strain did not allow the proper identification of strain NRRL 8092 as Streptomyces aureofaciens. The FEEDAP Panel cannot conclude on the absence of genetic determinants for ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-11-2018

Extensive literature search, selection for relevance and data extraction of studies related to the toxicity of PCDD/Fs and DL‐PCBs in humans

Extensive literature search, selection for relevance and data extraction of studies related to the toxicity of PCDD/Fs and DL‐PCBs in humans

Published on: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 To enable the hazard identification and characterisation in the risk assessment for humans related to the seventeen 2,3,7,8‐substituted dioxins (PCCDs) and furans (PCDFs) and the twelve dioxin‐like polychlorinated biphenyls (DL‐PCBs), EFSA outsourced an extensive literature search (ELS), followed by selection for relevance and extraction of relevant data for consideration in the risk assessment. Two tailored search strategies for Web of Science (WoS) and PubMed for identif...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-11-2018

Roche Diagnostics to Replace CoaguChek® XS PT Test Strips

Roche Diagnostics to Replace CoaguChek® XS PT Test Strips

Roche Diagnostics will be proactively replacing all CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips in the United States.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

17-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Aspergillus oryzae (strain NZYM‐FA)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Aspergillus oryzae (strain NZYM‐FA)

Published on: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 The food enzyme is an endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8) produced with a genetically modified strain of Aspergillus oryzae by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This xylanase is intended to be used in baking and cereal‐based processes. Based on the proposed maximum use levels, dietary exposure to the food enzyme–total organic solids (TOS) was e...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-11-2018

Recall of Green Cedar Dairy Ackawi Cheese Bearing a Sell by Date of March 26, 2019 or Later

Recall of Green Cedar Dairy Ackawi Cheese Bearing a Sell by Date of March 26, 2019 or Later

Routine samples of the Green Cedar Ackawi cheese collected and tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

16-11-2018

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to reduce animal testing through a study aimed at eliminating the use of dogs in certain trials

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to reduce animal testing through a study aimed at eliminating the use of dogs in certain trials

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to reduce use of animals through a study aimed at eliminating the use of dogs in certain trials

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

9-11-2018

FDA authorizes emergency use of first Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader

FDA authorizes emergency use of first Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader

FDA authorizes emergency use of first Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-11-2018

Medical Devices Safety Update, Volume 6, Number 6, November 2018

Medical Devices Safety Update, Volume 6, Number 6, November 2018

Standards minimise risk of misconnections; eltrombopag interference with test results; amniotic fluid tests

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

1-11-2018

FDA warns patients and doctors about risk of inaccurate results from home-use device to monitor blood thinner warfarin

FDA warns patients and doctors about risk of inaccurate results from home-use device to monitor blood thinner warfarin

Roche Diagnostics issued voluntary recall of certain test strips used with CoaguChek meter devices; patients affected by the recall should seek alternative methods for testing.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain LMG S‐24584)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain LMG S‐24584)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8) is produced with the genetically modified Bacillus subtilis strain LMG S‐24584 by Puratos N. V. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The Panel noted that, although the production strain was not detected in the food enzyme, recombinant DNA was present in all batches of the food enzyme tested. The food enzyme is intended to be used in baking processes. Based on the maximum use levels re...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

FDA authorizes first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism

FDA authorizes first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism

FDA authorizes first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

26-10-2018

Urgent: Curry Spice Recall

Urgent: Curry Spice Recall

This voluntary recall has been initiated by UBC Food Distributors Inc, due to a high level of lead found in the product after testing was done by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, which found high traces of lead.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

24-10-2018

FDA permits marketing of a diagnostic test to aid in the determination of menopausal status

FDA permits marketing of a diagnostic test to aid in the determination of menopausal status

FDA permits marketing of a diagnostic test to aid in the determination of menopausal status

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

23-10-2018

Shimano North America recalls Lazer Bicycle Helmets

Shimano North America recalls Lazer Bicycle Helmets

The recalled helmets do not meet the CPSC standard for the "Dynamic Roll Off" test. The helmet may come off on impact posing a head injury to the user.

Health Canada

18-10-2018

CTG recalls Friction Powered School Bus

CTG recalls Friction Powered School Bus

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the school bus toy does not meet Canadian safety requirements for toys. Specifically, the school bus released small parts during testing, which are a choking hazard for young children.

Health Canada

12-2-2019

Helicobacter Test INFAI (INFAI GmbH)

Helicobacter Test INFAI (INFAI GmbH)

Helicobacter Test INFAI (Active substance: 13C - urea) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2019)1109 of Tue, 12 Feb 2019

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

4-2-2019

On February 1st, @US_FDA classified a Class I Recall, the most serious   type of recall: Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Recalls CoaguChek XS  PT Test Strips Used to Monitor Blood Thinner Warfarin Due to Inaccurate  Test Results. Find out more here:  h

On February 1st, @US_FDA classified a Class I Recall, the most serious type of recall: Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Recalls CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips Used to Monitor Blood Thinner Warfarin Due to Inaccurate Test Results. Find out more here: h

On February 1st, @US_FDA classified a Class I Recall, the most serious type of recall: Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Recalls CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips Used to Monitor Blood Thinner Warfarin Due to Inaccurate Test Results. Find out more here: https://go.usa.gov/xEX7Y  pic.twitter.com/MeFubksqsa

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

29-1-2019

On January 23rd, @US_FDA permitted the marketing of first test to aid in  the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection known as Mycoplasma genitalium. For more information, read the press release here:  https://go.usa.gov/xEkt3  #FDA #MedicalDevice

On January 23rd, @US_FDA permitted the marketing of first test to aid in the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection known as Mycoplasma genitalium. For more information, read the press release here: https://go.usa.gov/xEkt3  #FDA #MedicalDevice

On January 23rd, @US_FDA permitted the marketing of first test to aid in the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection known as Mycoplasma genitalium. For more information, read the press release here: https://go.usa.gov/xEkt3  #FDA #MedicalDevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

16-1-2019

Sampling and testing for listed and complementary medicines

Sampling and testing for listed and complementary medicines

Updated to be consistent with PE009-13, the PIC/S Guide to GMP

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

15-1-2019

Ongoing stability testing for listed and complementary medicines

Ongoing stability testing for listed and complementary medicines

Updated to be consistent with PE009-13, the PIC/S Guide to GMP

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

5-12-2018

Updates to the Database of TGA laboratory testing results

Updates to the Database of TGA laboratory testing results

New release of results published

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

4-12-2018


Review and update of EMA guidelines to implement best practice with regard to 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) in regulatory testing of medicinal products – report on actions taken

Review and update of EMA guidelines to implement best practice with regard to 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) in regulatory testing of medicinal products – report on actions taken

Review and update of EMA guidelines to implement best practice with regard to 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) in regulatory testing of medicinal products – report on actions taken

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

26-11-2018

A stereotactic system used by neurosurgeons to more precisely determine where to perform their surgical procedure was intended to be MRI compatible but the older predicate it compared itself to was not, requiring additional performance testing.

A stereotactic system used by neurosurgeons to more precisely determine where to perform their surgical procedure was intended to be MRI compatible but the older predicate it compared itself to was not, requiring additional performance testing.

A stereotactic system used by neurosurgeons to more precisely determine where to perform their surgical procedure was intended to be MRI compatible but the older predicate it compared itself to was not, requiring additional performance testing.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

26-11-2018

In 510(k), manufacturers often rely on comparative testing vs predicate devices to show a new device is as safe and effective as the predicate. But older predicates might not closely reflect the modern tech embedded in new devices or more current understa

In 510(k), manufacturers often rely on comparative testing vs predicate devices to show a new device is as safe and effective as the predicate. But older predicates might not closely reflect the modern tech embedded in new devices or more current understa

In 510(k), manufacturers often rely on comparative testing vs predicate devices to show a new device is as safe and effective as the predicate. But older predicates might not closely reflect the modern tech embedded in new devices or more current understanding of benefits & risks

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

6-11-2018

November is #DiabetesAwarenessMonth  #DYK using a glucose meter to check and monitor blood sugar is a daily part of life for millions of Americans with diabetes? Check out the @US_FDA's tips on how to safely use glucose meters and test strips for diabetes

November is #DiabetesAwarenessMonth #DYK using a glucose meter to check and monitor blood sugar is a daily part of life for millions of Americans with diabetes? Check out the @US_FDA's tips on how to safely use glucose meters and test strips for diabetes

November is #DiabetesAwarenessMonth #DYK using a glucose meter to check and monitor blood sugar is a daily part of life for millions of Americans with diabetes? Check out the @US_FDA's tips on how to safely use glucose meters and test strips for diabetes: https://go.usa.gov/xPdK4 

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-11-2018

.@US_FDA  issues a class I recall: Roche Diagnostics recalls CoaguChek  XS PT Test  Strips due to inaccurate INR test results. Find out more:  https://go.usa.gov/xPVER  #FDA #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/EYmVZHrUZc

.@US_FDA issues a class I recall: Roche Diagnostics recalls CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips due to inaccurate INR test results. Find out more: https://go.usa.gov/xPVER  #FDA #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/EYmVZHrUZc

. @US_FDA issues a class I recall: Roche Diagnostics recalls CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips due to inaccurate INR test results. Find out more: https://go.usa.gov/xPVER  #FDA #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/EYmVZHrUZc

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-11-2018

#DYK the @US_FDA recently authorized the first direct-to-consumer test   for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication   metabolism? Learn more about the authorization:  https://go.usa.gov/xPVUt  #MedicalDevice #FDA

#DYK the @US_FDA recently authorized the first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism? Learn more about the authorization: https://go.usa.gov/xPVUt  #MedicalDevice #FDA

#DYK the @US_FDA recently authorized the first direct-to-consumer test for detecting genetic variants that may be associated with medication metabolism? Learn more about the authorization: https://go.usa.gov/xPVUt  #MedicalDevice #FDA

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration