Laws and Regulations Committee Update – June 12 – 15, 2020



DateBrand NameProduct DescriptionProduct TypeRecall ReasonCompany
06/11/2020Xi Zhi LiangKonjac powder jelly cupsFood & Beverages,Potential choking hazardRong Shing Trading NY Inc.


  • APHIS Takes Additional Actions to Safeguard U.S. Agriculture Against Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus
  • Ralstonia Eradicated from Greenhouses


  • Had a productive tour and discussion focused on shared stewardship in our nation’s forests at the Idaho Forest Group’s mill in Athol, ID with @GovernorLittle and @RepRussFulcher
  • In Eastern Washington today with @cathymcmorris to see @ShareFarmApp’s distribution of @USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Boxes. These boxes are being delivered straight to families in need and supporting local farmers



  • Grocery shopping concerns? We’ve compiled info on: how to shop for food safely, assurances that there are no food shortages as distribution chains adjust, and how to maintain food safety at home. #COVID19

June 15, 2020

Federal Register

Agriculture Department



National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board

Filed on: 06/15/2020 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 06/16/2020

FR Document:2020-12966 PDF 3 Pages (79.6 KB) Permalink



DateBrandProductTypeRecall ReasonCompany
06/12/2020Captain Rusty’sUndeclared fish, shellfish, wheat, eggs, soy, and milkFood & Beverages, Allergens, Seafood/Seafood ProductUndeclared fish, shellfish, wheat, eggs, soy, and milkRusty’s Seafood Market
06/12/2020Now Real FoodRaw Macadamia NutsFood & Beverages, Nuts & Nut Products, Foodborne IllnessPotential Salmonella contaminationNOW Health Group, Inc.



012-2020 Lakeside Refrigerated Services Recalls Beef Products due to Possible E.coli O157:H7 Contamination

Constituent Updates

Jun 12, 2020 | PDF

  • FSIS to Post Updated Dataset on Import Refusals


  • APHIS Takes Additional Actions to Safeguard U.S. Agriculture Against Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus
  • USDA Announces Agreement to Allow New Ingredients in Pet Food Exports to China


Secretary Perdue Statement on Dicamba Plaintiffs’ Attack on EPA Order


COVID-19 Testing in High-Density Critical Infrastructure Workplaces


  • The goal of the food safety professional is to create a food safety culture—not just a food safety program. They’re different. Thanks Ayako Okada, #GFSIJapan, & @mygfsi
  • for the emphasis you’re placing on it.  #SmarterFoodSafety
  • RT @ozjuliancox: Great to see @FrankYiannasFDA spreading the food safety message. So important that we see people as our most valuable resource in improving food safety. @FSIC1 @UNSWEngineering


  • Food is a source of comfort & nourishment, especially now during the #COVID19 public health emergency. Keep yourself and your family safe with these tips on food shopping and preparation:



  • #DYK that the law doesn’t require cosmetic products & ingredients, other than color additives, to have FDA approval before they go on the market, but certain laws & regulations apply to cosmetics being sold through interstate commerce? LEARN MORE: