Laws and Regulations Committee Update – December 2 – 4, 2019


Nov 29, 2019 | PDF

  • FSIS Extends Comment Period on Proposed Changes to Salmonella Performance Standards for Ground Beef and Beef Manufacturing Trimmings
  • FSIS Posts Quarterly Sampling Reports on Salmonella Percent Positives


Product RecalledDate of RecallRetail Distribution List
118-2019 Blue Grass Quality Meats Recalls Pork and Turkey Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared AllergensNov 29, 2019N/A (Class II Recall)


Directed Residue Sampling and Holding the Sampled Carcass

Positive or Presumptive Positive E. coli O157:H7 or non-O157 STEC Raw Beef


Notice of Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use); Alzchem Trostberg GmbH

Notice of Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use); Zinpro Corp.


  • We shouldn’t simply try to predict the future of food safety. We should collaborate on how to shape it & create it. Please submit your comments by Dec 5 on how to create a New Era of Smarter Food Safety, Together.  #smarterfoodsafety


December 3, 2019


Final Rule “Records To Be Kept by Official Establishments and Retail Stores That Grind Raw Beef Products”



  • Sat down with @azagriculture Director Mark Killian at the Arizona Agribusiness Roundtable to talk with producers about trade with China and USMCA, water issues, ag labor and the future of American agriculture.

December 4, 2019

Federal Register

Food and Drug Administration


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

Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements

Filed on: 12/04/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/05/2019

FR Document: 2019-26250  PDF  9 Pages (115 KB)  Permalink

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Proposed Rules

National Poultry Improvement Plan and Auxiliary Provisions

Filed on: 12/04/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/05/2019

FR Document: 2019-23973 PDF  69 Pages (303 KB)  Permalink

Environmental Protection Agency


Pesticide Tolerances:


Filed on:12/04/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/05/2019

FR Document: 2019-26158  PDF 17 Pages (181 KB) Permalink


Filed on: 12/04/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/05/2019

FR Document: 2019-26131  PDF  22 Pages (196 KB) Permalink


Filed on: 12/04/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 12/05/2019

FR Document: 2019-26130  PDF  18 Pages (129 KB) Permalink



DateBrandProduct DescriptionTypeReason/ProblemCompany
12/03/2019Lin’s Waha Int’l CorpSuantianyangmei Waxberry and Bingtangyangmei WaxberryFood & Beverages, Allergens, Fruit/Fruit ProductUndeclared sulfites and cyclamatesLin’s Waha Int’l Corp
12/03/2019President’s Choice, MarketsideColorful ColeslawFood & Beverages,Potential Salmonella ContaminationDole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
11/27/2019Okami & Trader JoesReady to eat sushi, salads and spring rollsFood & Beverages,Potential Listeria monocytogenes ContaminationFuji Food Products, Inc.

Warning Letters

Posted DateIssue DateCompany NameIssuing OfficeSubject
12/03/201910/28/2019PT. SIG ASIACenter for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)Seafood HACCP/CGMP for Foods/Adulterated


AGENCY: USDA-FNSRIN: 0584-AE68Status: Pending Review
TITLE: Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


USDA Announces Details of the 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum Program


  • Enjoyed touring farms today with the #yfva & seeing firsthand the important steps growers are taking in Yuma to implement additional preventive controls & further advance produce safety. A New Era of Smarter Food Safety dawning. #progress #collaboration #smarterfoodsafety


  • Government can be a powerful force for good,but government dependency has never been the American dream. At @USDA we’re restoring the original intent of SNAP: one that provides a safety net for those in need but encourages accountability & self-sufficiency
  • Just a reminder, this Friday Dec. 6 is the deadline to signup for MFP. Visit  for more info and to find your local FSA office.


  • The public comment period for the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety ends THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019!  Comments can be submitted electronically in Federal Register Notice docket folder FDA-2019-N-4187 .


  • OUTBREAK UPDATE: FDA continues to investigate a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A linked to blackberries purchased between Sept. 9 & Sept. 30 from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in 11 states; @CDCgov reports an increase in case count to 16.