Laws and Regulations Committee Update – July 29 – 30, 2021

July 29, 2021



DateBrand NameProductProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
07/28/2021BrightFarmsBaby SpinachFood & Beverages, Foodborne Illness, ProducePotential for SalmonellaBrightFarms


Availability of Four Industry Guidance Documents

  • FSIS Industry Guideline for Minimizing the Risk of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Beef (including Veal) Slaughter Operations;
  • FSIS Industry Guideline for Minimizing the Risk of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Beef (including Veal) Processing Operations;
  • FSIS Guideline for Controlling Campylobacter in Raw Poultry; and
  • FSIS Guideline for Controlling Salmonella in Raw Poultry.


Now Available: Dietary Supplements in the Time of COVID-19 Consumer Fact Sheet

Now Available: Summer Scoop on Vitamin B12



  • FDA, along with @CDCgov, state and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to the consumption of BrightFarms packaged salad greens produced in the firm’s Rochelle, IL facility.
  • BrightFarms has expanded their package salad green recall to include the Baby Spinach salad greens with a best by date through 7/26/2021 produced in its Rochelle, IL, farm. Consumers should not eat the affected product. Throw it away.

July 30, 2021

Federal Register

Environmental Protection Agency


Pesticide Registration Review:

Interim Decision for Paraquat Dichloride

Filed on: 07/30/2021 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 08/02/2021

FR Document: 2021-16344  PDF 4 Pages (97.2 KB)  Permalink



DateBrand NameProductProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
07/29/2021Triumph, Evolve, Nature Farms, Elm and othersDog FoodAnimal & Veterinary, Pet Food, Food & Beverages, Pet FoodElevated Levels of AflatoxinSunshine Mills, Inc.
07/29/2021Cahill’s Farm CheeseLidlCheddar CheeseFood & BeveragesPotential Listeria monocytogenesCahill’s Farm Cheese



Greater Omaha Packing Recalls Raw Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination


USDA Releases Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry



  • Good to see the continued acknowledgement of the importance of ‘food safety culture’ as a prerequisite to effective food safety management & it continuing to advance as a legitimate subset of the profession – not a tag line or slogan. Review article: Food safety culture from the perspective of the Australian horticulture industry – ScienceDirect
  • Save the date for the upcoming virtual summit: FDA New Era of Smarter Food Safety Summit on E-Commerce: Ensuring the Safety of Foods Ordered Online and Delivered Directly to Consumers from Oct. 19-21, 2021. More details will be provided in the coming weeks
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