Laws and Regulations Committee Update – August 22-23, 2019



DateBrandProduct DescriptionProduct TypeReason/ProblemCompany
08/21/2019AWERSGrained Salmon CaviarFood & Beverages,Potential Clostridium botulinum contaminationAWERS, Inc.



NumberTitleDate IssuedExpiration Date
27-19Changes to Verification and Exploratory Poultry Sampling ProgramsAug 22, 2019Sep 01, 2020


USDA Issues Packers and Stockyards Complaint and Notice of Hearing Against 7 S Packing, LLC, d.b.a. Texas Packing Company

California Firm Posts $300,000 Employment Bond

California Firm Posts $35,000 Surety Bond to Obtain PACA License

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case Against Coleman Livestock Auction Commission Co., Inc.

August 23, 2019

Federal Register

Food Safety and Inspection Service


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:

Import Inspection Application and Application for the Return of Exported Products to the United States

Filed on: 08/23/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/26/2019

FR Document: 2019-18327 PDF 10 Pages (223 KB) Permalink

Environmental Protection Agency


Pesticide Reregistration Performance Measures and Goals; Annual Progress Report

Filed on: 08/23/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/26/2019

FR Document: 2019-18302 PDF 4 Pages (84.1 KB) Permalink



DateBrandProduct DescriptionProduct TypeReason/ProblemCompany
08/22/2019Whole Foods MarketIced Sugar CookiesFood & Beverages, Bakery Product/MixUndeclared EggWhole Foods Market Stores


Secretary Perdue Statement on New Draft Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico


2019 Symposium on Synthetic Food Dyes

  • OEHHA is sponsoring a scientific symposium to discuss the potential neurobehavioral effects in children of synthetic food dyes, to take place September 19 and 20, 2019


  • I am Connie Lucero, an import specialist in #FDAORA. Conducting audits is part of my job to ensure information provided to FDA about imports are correct, accurate & that products are not left out during declaration. LEARN MORE:  #IAmORA.


  • As consumers increasingly shift to purchasing groceries online & have them delivered to their homes, safe food packaging approaches expected to benefit from innovation & validation. #smarterfoodsafety


  • #REMINDER: FDA has issued draft guidance on the addition of the word “salt” to potassium chloride’s ingredient name on packaged foods. The public comment period is open until September 17, 2019.