Laws and Regulations Committee Update – July 3, 2019

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


List of Regions Affected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza:

Addition of Bulgaria

Filed on: 07/03/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/05/2019

FR Document: 2019-14324 PDF 3 Pages (87.2 KB) Permalink

Environmental Protection Agency


Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions:


Filed on: 07/03/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 07/05/2019

FR Document: 2019-14325 PDF 23 Pages (426 KB) Permalink


FDA Issues Revised “Advice about Eating Fish for Women Who Are or Might Become Pregnant, Breastfeeding Mothers, and Young Children”


The Food and Drug Administration Generally Complied With Federal Requirements for the Preparation and Receipt of Select Agent Shipments


Product RecalledDate of RecallRetail Distribution List
063-2019 Johnsonville, LLC. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Jalapeño Cheddar Smoked Sausage Links Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination | En EspañolMay 31, 2019Jul 02, 2019
042-2019 J&J Snack Foods Handhelds Corp. Recalls Stuffed Sandwich Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination | En EspañolApr 05, 2019Jul 02, 2019
035-2019 Two Brothers Pork Skins Recalls Pork Skin Products Due to Misbranding and Failure to Produce Under A HACCP Plan | En EspañolMar 22, 2019Jul 02, 2019
029-2019 Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC Recalls Pork Sausage Products Due to Possible Product Contamination | En EspañolMar 13, 2019Jul 02, 2019


Notice of Modification to Text of Proposed Regulation: Proposed Amendment to Sections 25821(a) and (c) Level of Exposure to Chemicals Causing Reproductive Toxicity: Calculating Intake by the Average Consumer of a Product

  • OEHHA is requesting comments on the modifications to the regulatory text.  In order to be considered, OEHHA must receive comments by July 22, 2019, which is the designated close of the comment period.  


AGENCY: HHS-FDARIN: 0910-ZA53Status: Concluded
TITLE:Advice About Eating Fish: For Women Who Are or Might Become Pregnant, Breastfeeding Mothers, and Children over 2 years; Revised Fish Advice
** COMPLETED: 07/02/2019COMPLETED ACTION: Consistent with Change


  • THREAD: the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) are collaborating to protect consumers from Cyclospora cayetanensis, a parasite that has caused multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness in recent years.
  • The number of reported cases typically rises during the spring & summer, usually in May, June & July. With that in mind, as peak season got underway, the FDA and CDC joined forces in advance to prepare for the potential need to rapidly address illnesses and prevent further cases.
  • Last year, the FDA began using a new method, developed & validated by FDA scientists, to detect Cyclospora in food. This is a significant step because better detection will lead to better prevention efforts. The agency also developed a method for detecting Cyclospora in ag water.
  • FDA & CDC are committed to protecting Americans from Cyclospora & other organisms that can make them sick. Both agencies will continue to use all the tools available, from new detection techniques to enforcement tools like import alerts to prevent cyclosporiasis illnesses in U.S.



  • Today, #FDA revised our advice to make clearer the potential health benefits of consuming fish. It highlights nutrients found in fish – several that have important roles in growth/development during pregnancy & early childhood:
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends adults eat at least 8 oz of seafood (less for young children) & pregnant or breastfeeding women eat 8 -12 oz of lower-mercury fish per week. However, fish consumption in the U.S. is far less than these amounts.
  • Our goal is to make sure Americans are equipped with this knowledge so that they can reap the benefits of eating fish, while choosing types of fish that are safe for them and their families to eat.


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  • US #FDA and @CDCgov monitor, prevent, & control foodborne illness. Thanks to our vigilance & surveillance, #Cyclospora infections are quickly addressed, any #outbreaks are quickly contained, & the source of contamination is rapidly identified & removed.