Laws and Regulations Committee Update – August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020



DateBrandDescriptionTypeRecall ReasonCompany
08/06/2020Taylor Farms, MarketsideDiced onions, salads, stir fry and mirepoixFood & Beverages,SalmonellaTaylor Farms Texas
08/06/2020Giant EagleOnions and prepared products containing onionsFood & Beverages,SalmonellaGiant Eagle


  • –          APHIS Seeks Feedback on List of Animal and Plant Pest and Disease Threats


@ FrankYiannasFDA

  • –          RT @AgNetWest: “Working together, the @US_FDA and @EPA have supported the development of this protocol that may ultimately help farmers address contamination issues in their water sources.” ~ @FrankYiannasFDA FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response


  • –          At their core, farmers are innovators. That creativity has made the U.S. model of agriculture successful & sustainable. @BoweryFarming is just one of many operations embracing innovative technologies to help feed a growing world population. More from @OfficialRFDTV’s @EmilyABuck
  • –          Last month I stopped by @McLaneGlobal to see food boxes packed & shipped to kids in need. Listen to my conversation with Grace of @BaylorCoHP & Denton of @MclaneGlobal on this month’s Sonnyside of the Farm


  • –          Importers of @US_FDA-regulated foods can find out the federal requirements for a food by visiting the How to Start a Food Business section on the FDA’s website at Information includes the submission of the prior notice to allow a food to enter the U.S.
  • –          STILL one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infections like #COVID19 and decrease the risk of getting sick is by washing your hands with plain soap and water for 20 seconds. More answers to #foodsafety questions during the pandemic here:
  • –          Picking up fresh fruits and veggies at the farmers market this #NationalFarmersMarketWeek? Remember to buy right (e.g. don’t buy bruised or damaged produce), wash thoroughly, prevent cross contamination, and prepare and store safely. For more info: