Laws and Regulations Committee Update – October 7, 2019

Federal Register

Agricultural Marketing Service


National Organic Program:

USDA Organic Regulations

Filed on: 10/07/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/08/2019

FR Document: 2019-21171 PDF 6 Pages (246 KB) Permalink

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


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

National Animal Health Monitoring System; Health Management on U.S. Feedlots 2020 Study

Filed on: 10/07/2019 at 8:45 am Scheduled Pub. Date: 10/08/2019

FR Document: 2019-21924 PDF 5 Pages (177 KB) Permalink


Release of 2017 Annual Report on the Sources of Foodborne Illness by the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration

GRAS Notices

GRN No.SubstanceDate of ClosureFDA’s Letter
8592′-fucosyllactoseSep 6, 2019At the notifier’s request, FDA ceased to evaluate this notice (in PDF)8)
811Phospholipase A1 produced by Aspergillus oryzaeJul 19, 2019FDA has no questions (in PDF)9 (64 KB)
838Purified steviol glycosidesJul 12, 2019FDA has no questions (in PDF)10 (83 KB)
839Purified steviol glycosidesJul 8, 2019FDA has no questions (in PDF)11 (77 KB)


10/04/2019CornerstoneFrozen BlackberriesFood & Beverages, Fruit/Fruit ProductNorovirusCornerstone Premium Foods
10/04/2019Lunch Box; Fresh and LocalChicken salad sandwichesFood & Beverages, Prepared FoodPotential contamination with Listeria monocytogenesGrand Strand Sandwich Company
10/04/2019Robin Hood FlourAll-Purpose FlourFood & Beverages, Bakery Product/MixE. coli O26The J. M. Smucker Company
10/04/2019MoorMan’s®, ShowTec®Lamb Creep DCAnimal & Veterinary,Product may contain high levels of copperADM Animal Nutrition
10/03/2019Ample Hills CreameryPeppermint Pattie Ice CreamFood & Beverages,Undeclared peanutAmple Hills Manufacturing


Oct 04, 2019 | PDF

  • FSIS Announces Program Leadership Changes
  • Establishment-Specific Datasets Now Available
  • Modification of Raw Pork Products Sampling Program in FY 2020
  • Release of 2017 Annual Report on the Sources of Foodborne Illness 
  • Tips for Faster Label Approval Process


Buffered Vinegar as an Antimicrobial: Part 1 of 2

Buffered Vinegar as an Antimicrobial: Part 2 of 2


NumberTitleDate IssuedExpiration Date
36-19The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System Surveillance Program for Fiscal Year 2020Oct 04, 2019Oct 01, 2020


USDA Issues Packers and Stockyards Complaint Against Christopher Matthew Klaiber

USDA Files Action Against New York Mart Group Inc. in New York for Alleged PACA Violations

USDA Announces Dates for the Vidalia Onion Continuance Referendum


Announcement of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee Meeting Scheduled for December 11, 2019, Notice of Availability of Hazard Identification Materials for Cannabis (Marijuana) Smoke and Δ-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

  • Cannabis (marijuana) smoke and Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) will be considered for possible listing by the DARTIC at the public meeting. This notice marks the beginning of a 45-day comment period on this document. OEHHA must receive comments and any supporting materials by Monday, November 18, 2019.

Notice of Modification to Text of Proposed Regulation Title 27, California Code of Regulations Proposed Amendment to Section 25600.2 Responsibility to Provide Consumer Product Exposure Warnings

  • The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is providing notice of changes to the proposed regulatory action to amend Section 25600.2 of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations.  Section 25600.2 addresses the responsibility to provide consumer product exposure warnings for chemicals listed under Proposition 65.


NTP Update – October 2019 now available




  • Today FDA released a new chapter of guidance that explains how food facilities, subject to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Preventive Controls rule, can develop a written recall plan


  • Grand Strand Sandwich Company Recalls Lunch Box Chicken Salad Fresh Wedges, Lunch Box Chicken Salad Frozen Wedges, Fresh and Local Chicken Salad Croissants Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
  • The J. M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of Robin Hood® All Purpose Flour Distributed and Sold in the U.S. Only
  • ADM Animal Nutrition Recalls MoorMan’s® ShowTec® Lamb Creep DC
  • Ample Hills Manufacturing, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Peppermint Pattie Ice Cream
  • Cornerstone Premium Foods Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Blackberries Due to Possible Health Risk of Norovirus