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August 5, 2016


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a lovely and serene week! This week's top stories include two Federal Register notices published by FDA and UDSA about topics relevant to certain TTB regulated tobacco and alcohol industry members, and a list of the past week's top nonbeverage alcohol pages at TTB.gov/.


FDA REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS ON THE TOBACCO PRODUCTS SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Source: Federal Register /Vol. 81, No. 147 /Monday, August 1, 2016 /Notices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting that any industry organizations interested in participating in the selection of a nonvoting member to represent the interests of tobacco growers to serve on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee for the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), notify FDA in writing. FDA is also requesting nominations for a nonvoting member to represent the interests of tobacco growers to serve on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, and an alternate to this representative. A nominee may either be self-nominated or nominated by an organization to serve as a nonvoting industry representative. Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies effective with this notice.

DATES: Any industry organization interested in participating in the selection of an appropriate nonvoting member to represent the interests of tobacco growers must send a letter stating that interest to the FDA by August 31, 2016 (see sections I and II of this notice for further details). Concurrently, nomination materials for prospective candidates should be sent to FDA by August 31, 2016.

Read the full notice for additional details.

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIC STANDARDS BOARD

If a bottler or importer of alcohol beverages uses the word "Organic" on a label in any fashion likely to be perceived as claiming that a product is organically produced, contains organic ingredients, or was processed in an organic manner or facility, TTB considers this an organic claim and thus the requirements outlined by the United States Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program (NOP) at 7 CFR part 205 apply.

Source: Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 147 Monday, August 1, 2016

In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. App.), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to assist the USDA in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production and to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on any other aspects of the implementation of Organic Foods Production Act.

DATES: The Board will receive public comments via webinar on November 3, 2016 from 1 p.m. to approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). A face-to-face meeting will be held November 16–18, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. ET. The deadline to submit written comments and/or sign up for oral comment at either the webinar or face-to-face meeting is 11:59 p.m. ET, October 26, 2016.

To learn more see the full Federal Register Notice.

 

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