Laws and Regulations Committee Update 10/8 – 10/11, 2018



DateBrandProduct DescriptionReason / ProblemCompany
10/05/2018LadyfingersCountry Ham RollsListeria monocytogenesLadyfingers Catering, LLC
10/04/2018Working Cow Homemade Ice CreamNo Sugar Added Ice Cream (Vanilla; Chocolate flavors)Listeria monocytogenesWorking Cow Homemade Ice Cream, Inc.
10/04/2018Callie’s Charleston BiscuitsCountry Ham Biscuits and Cocktail Ham BiscuitsListeria monocytogenesCallie’s Charleston Biscuits LLC
09/28/2018MargiePasteurized Cow’s Milk CheeseImproper PasteurizationSprout Creek Farm Inc.



087-2018 Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

086-2018 Canteen/Covenco Recalls Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Oct 05, 2018 | PDF

  • FSIS Reorganization to Align with USDA Business Center Model
  • FSIS Updates Two Chemistry Methods
  • USDA Highlights New Food Items Added to FoodKeeper App
  • Establishment Specific Datasets Now Available
  • Reminder: USDA and FDA Will Hold a Joint Public Meeting on Use of Animal Cell Culture Technology to Develop Products Derived from Livestock and Poultry


  • Food recalls will start giving consumers more information about the stores where certain products were sold. To help consumers stay safe, #FDA is now giving out more information about retailers who receive shipments of potentially contaminated foods.


USDA Settles a Case with Erath County Dairy Sales Inc. Resulting in a $2,500 Penalty

USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on Texas Produce Business

USDA Cites Valley Produce Corp. in Georgia for PACA Violations

October 9, 2018

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Environmental Assessments; Availability, etc.: Field Testing of a Swine Influenza Vaccine, DNA

Filed on: 10/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date:  10/10/2018

FR Document: 2018-21926  PDF  5 Pages (28.3 KB) Permalink

Oral Rabies Vaccine Trial

Filed on: 10/09/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/10/2018

FR Document:2018-21924 PDF  3 Pages (83.2 KB) Permalink


USDA Shelf Stable Chicken Purchase Program Announced

October 10, 2018


Warning Letters

DateCompanyIssuing OfficeSubjectClose Out Date
09/04/2018Environmental Trade Inc.Atlanta District OfficeCGMP/Animal Food/Prepared, Packed or Held Under Insanitary Conditions/Adulterated/L. monocytogenesNot Issued *
08/02/2018Caviar Petrossian S.A.Center for Food Safety and Applied NutritionSeafood HACCP/Adulterated10/09/2018


DateBrandProduct DescriptionReason / ProblemCompany
10/06/2018Bazzini’sPistachiosSalmonellaBazzini LLC


AGENCY: HHS-FDARIN: 0910-AH93Status: Pending Review
TITLE: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, Extension of Compliance Dates for Subpart E

October 11, 2018

Federal Register

Pesticide Product Registrations: Applications for New Uses

Filed on: 10/11/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/12/2018

FR Document: 2018-22255  PDF 5 Pages (170 KB) Permalink


Resources for Food Producers in Flooded Areas Due To Hurricane Michael


DateBrandProduct DescriptionReason / ProblemCompany
10/09/2018Sweet Me CreameryIce CreamUndeclared peanutsKemps



088-2018 Malone’s Fine Sausage, Inc. Recalls Pork Head Cheese Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination

@FDA_ORA, @FDARecalls, @FDAanimalhealth

  • ATTN: Do you have problems navigating the agency? Do you need confidential information/advice on the regulatory process? If so, look no further than the ORA #Ombudsman, Jessica Zeller. LEARN how she can help you:  #OmbudsDay
  • Voluntary Recall Issued for Sweet Me Creamery Brookie Dough Ice Cream that may Contain an Undeclared Peanut Allergen
  • FDA reminds animal food producers that crops harvested from flooded fields are often unacceptable because of contamination. For more information and available resources go to:  #HurricaneMichael