Laws and Regulations Committee Update 4/23 – 4/24, 2018

April 23, 2018

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Concurrence with OIE Risk Designations for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Filed on: 04/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/24/2018

FR Document: 2018-08430  PDF 4 Pages (300 KB)  Permalink

Agricultural Marketing Service


Charter Reestablishments:

Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations

Filed on: 04/23/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/24/2018

FR Document: 2018-08529  PDF 5 Pages (96.9 KB)  Permalink



DateBrand NameProduct DescriptionReason/ProblemCompany
04/21/2018Happy HarvestCanned leaf spinachpotential presence of peanuts/product mislabelingMcCall Farms, Inc
04/20/2018OC Raw DogChicken, Fish, & Produce Dog FoodMay Contain Listeria monocytogenesOC Raw Dog, LLC
04/19/2018EatalyArtichoke SpreadUndeclared tree nut (walnut)Eataly USA


Good Foods Group, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Guymon Extracts, Inc. Recalls Fully Cooked Pork Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation

Apr 20, 2018 | PDF

  • FSIS Posts Individual Salmonella Category Status for Poultry Carcass Establishments and Aggregate Results for Chicken Parts, Comminuted Poultry and Poultry Carcasses Tested for Salmonella and Campylobacter
  • Reminder: Comment Period for the Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection Proposed Rule Ends on May 2


  •  What is a “European Union (EU) transit certificate” and when should it be issued?
  • What is the best way to mail labels to FSIS for evaluation?
  • Can retained water in the product be tared out of the net weight so that the retained water statement does not have to be labeled?
  • When can the FSIS simplified format be used?

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  • Eataly USA Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts in Artichoke Spread 
  • It’s the season to enjoy the spring weather & celebrate special occasions. To prevent harmful bacteria, follow this food safety tip: discard food that is left unrefrigerated for more than 2 hours (1 hour when it is over 90°F). MORE: 
  • #RECALL UPDATE: More #Kratom products have tested positive for several #Salmonella serotypes adding to FDA’s public health concerns. Updated investigation information & list of products 
  • Outbreak Update: 53 people sick in 16 states with E. coli infections linked to chopped romaine lettuce. Don’t eat any store-bought chopped romaine, including salad mixes with romaine, and organic romaine. Throw it away. 
  • #OUTBREAK Update: The FDA is advising that consumers avoid ALL #romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona. If you cannot determine the source of your romaine lettuce, throw it away & don’t eat it. 
  • Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Items Prepared with Romaine Lettuce Due to Potential E. coli Contamination
  • Lower your risk of #foodpoisoning by following these safety steps when you buy, prepare, & store #fish  #foodsafety
  • OC Raw Dog, LLC RECALLS one lot of Chicken, Fish & Produce BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK 
  • Voluntary Recall Notice of Happy Harvest Canned Spinach Due to Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen from Product Mislabeling 
  • Make today & everyday #EarthDay. Help reduce #foodwaste while maintaining #foodsafety
  • Outbreak Alert: Throw away ALL store-bought romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts, chopped, and salad mixes with romaine from Yuma, Arizona growing area. If you don’t know if it’s romaine or can’t confirm the source, don’t eat it. 
  • Enjoy #NationalPicnicDay! Don’t let foodborne illness spoil the good time. 

April 24, 2018

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration

Proposed Rules

The Declaration of Added Sugars on Honey, Maple Syrup, and Certain Cranberry Products

Filed on: 04/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/25/2018

FR Document: 2018-08603  PDF 5 Pages (99 KB)  Permalink

Environmental Protection Agency


Pesticide Tolerances:

Chlormequat Chloride

Filed on: 04/24/2018 at 08:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 04/25/2018

FR Document: 2018-08695  PDF 22 Pages (347 KB)  Permalink



DateBrand NameProduct DescriptionReason/ProblemCompany
04/23/2018Budget $averIce popsListeria monocytogenesZiegenfelder Company
04/23/2018Various: Pain Out, Nirvanio, Cali  various kratom dietary supplementspotential for contamination with Salmonella NutriZone, LLC
04/20/2018OC Raw Dog  Freeze Dried SardinesPotential for Clostridium botulinumOC Raw Dog, LLC


Meat and Poultry Hazards and Controls Guide

Do Russian transfer certificates need blue ink signatures?

Processing of Shell Eggs Diverted to Official Egg Products Plants in Accordance with FDA’s Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation Final Rule.

Exporting Imported Casings

Breaking of Shell Eggs Diverted to Official Egg Products Plants in Accordance with FDA’s Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs Final Rule

Verifying Country of Destination Export Library Requirements

After October 1, 2012, what District number goes in the signature block of a replacement certificate

FSIS Directive 12,600.2 – Reimbursable Coverage Regarding Poultry Chillers

FSIS Directive 5000.4 – Direct Observation of SSOP Monitoring


USDA Reestablishes Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, Seeks Nominees


Proposed Amendments to Article 6 Clear and Reasonable Warnings Section 25603 Consumer Product Exposure Warnings Content for on Product Warnings for Listed Chemicals in Pesticides Regulated Under Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

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  •  #FDA and CDC continue to warn consumers to not eat any romaine lettuce from Yuma, AZ. We are still investigating the source and will provide more information when it becomes available. .
  • Romaine has a short shelf life and the winter growing season is ending in Yuma. It’s likely that any romaine sold now is from California, not AZ. Consumers should continue asking grocers and restaurants to make sure their romaine isn’t from Yuma. .
  • New information from Alaska has assisted investigators in targeting the source of the contamination. However, no specific grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified at this time. 
  • TODAY: #FDAORA w/@UWMadison & @MWFPA educates industry and state regulators in Midwest Better Process Control School about canned food related outbreaks, FSMA, and process filling to ensure canned foods are properly packaged and safe for eating
  • Ziegenfelder Company Recalls Certain Ice Pops For Possible Health Risk 
  • Did you know the #FDA actively monitors levels of metals in food? See what our Toxic Elements Working Group of experts is doing to keep our food supply safe. @FDAfood