Laws and Regulations Committee Update – October 14 – 15, 2019


Oct 11, 2019 | PDF

  • New Procedure for Submitting Previously Approved Exotic Species Labels
  • FSIS Extends Comment Period for CSPI Petition on Nitrate/Nitrite Labeling
  • FSIS Posts Updated Dataset on Imports


Product RecalledDate of RecallRetail Distribution List
096-2019 YOUBITE, LLC Recalls Pork Sausage and Turkey Sausage Products due to MislabelingOct 11, 2019N/A (Class II Recall)


USDA Section 32 Fresh Table Grapes Purchase Program Announced


  • To jump start our public meeting on “New Era of Smarter Food Safety”, we’ve published the agenda & a sampling of ideas from internal brainstorming sessions. We want the best ideas from inside & outside the boundaries of #FDA, so please plan to join us!
  • We’re getting ready… how about you? FDA has posted new event materials for the Oct 21 public meeting, “New Era of Smarter Food Safety.” Now available, the agenda plus “Food for Thought – Ideas on How to Begin a New Era of Smarter Food Safety.”
  • Note, we have reached maximum capacity for in-person attendance. However, registration to watch the free webcast is still available.


  • FDA has completed our investigation into the multistate outbreak of Cyclospora illnesses linked to fresh basil. @CDCgov reported on 9/30 the outbreak appears to be over.


  • OUTBREAK UPDATE: FDA has completed its investigation & consumers no longer need to avoid fresh basil from Siga Logistics de RL de CV of Morelos, Mexico. @CDCgov has reported the outbreak of Cyclospora illnesses linked to fresh basil appears to be over.
  • FDA is committed to working with our partners to protect Americans from Cyclospora. We use all available tools – new detection techniques, DNA fingerprinting, enforcement actions, etc. in our investigation activities.


  • Fisherman’s Pride Processors Issues Recall of Shrimp Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Milk and Soy Allergens
  • Update: Recall of Frozen Cookie Dough Products Due to Allergen Health Risk is Expanded to Include Additional Lot Codes

October 15, 2019

Federal Register

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service



Changes to the Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program Standards

Filed on: 10/15/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/16/2019

FR Document: 2019-22453 PDF 4 Pages (160 KB) Permalink

Environmental Protection Agency


Registration Review; Availability:

Paraquat Dichloride Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments;

Filed on: 10/15/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/16/2019

FR Document: 2019-22495 PDF 6 Pages (140 KB) Permalink



Product RecalledDate of Recall
Kenosha Beef International Recalls Seasoned Beef Products due to Possible Foreign Matter ContaminationOct. 14, 2019