USDA, FDA to Advance Plan to Regulate Lab-Grown Meat Together

February 4, 2019 Teaganne Finn, Bloomberg

The USDA and FDA are ready to finalize an agreement for joint oversight of meat grown in a petri dish, Perdue said Friday, during a speech at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention. The memorandum of understanding “is ready to be signed,” he said.

Mrs. Grissom’s Salads Issues a Voluntary Recall

January 30, 2019 FDA

Mrs. Grissom’s Salads is voluntarily recalling a single days production of Mrs. Grissom’s SELECT Old Fashioned Pimento Cheese because of a labeling issue. Product produced on December 13, 2018 may have been packaged incorrectly, with the correct Pimento Cheese label on top lid, but a Chicken salad label on the container.

Satur Farms’ Recall of Baby Spinach Affects Prepared Food Items from Whole Foods Market Stores in Eight States

January 29, 2019 FDA

The affected products, including salads, pizza, sandwiches and wraps, were sold at stores in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. No illnesses have been reported at this time.

Jac. Vandenberg Recalls Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines and Fresh Plums

January 29, 2019 FDA

The Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines and Fresh Plums were distributed in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia through small retail establishments and the following select retail stores.

Satur Farms Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk

January 25, 2019 FDA

Satur Farms, 3705 Alvah’s Lane, Cutchogue, NY 11935 is voluntarily recalling Baby Spinach and Mesclun with the specific lot numbers listed below because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.