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FDA Warning Letters: Noodle Manufacturer and Seafood Processor

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Modern Macaroni Co. Ltd., manufacturers of Hawaiian-style Hula Brand noodles, earlier this month received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) charging that two of its major products are adulterated. The FDA warning letter states that the artificially colored shrimp flakes known as Hula Brand Hana Ebi and the Hula Brand… Continue Reading

Food Company Executive Detained in Taiwan’s Ongoing ‘Gutter Oil’ Scandal

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The chairman of a Taiwan-based company suspected of buying recycled waste oil and mixing it with lard oil for sale to unsuspecting customers was reportedly detained Saturday on suspicion of fraud. Officials said Yeh Wen-hsiang was a flight risk, plus they said they were concerned he might destroy evidence or collude with other suspects. Chang Guann Co. allegedly purchased… Continue Reading

California’s Taylor Farms Recalls Some Tomatoes and Salad Kits

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No sicknesses have yet been connected to a Taylor Farms recall of several lots of tomatoes and salad kits for possible Salmonella contamination. The Tracy-based Taylor Farms, located in California’s San Joaquin County, is one of the nation’s biggest producers of salad makings. On Saturday, Sept. 13, Taylor Farms issued a recall for Expo Fresh… Continue Reading

Food & Water Watch Sues USDA Over New Poultry Inspection Rule

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Food & Water Watch (FWW) filed a lawsuit against the Department of Agriculture on Thursday that would stop the implementation of the agency’s New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS). The new poultry inspection rule, announced July 31, requires additional microbiological testing at all poultry processing facilities and introduces a fifth inspection system available for U.S. plants to voluntarily… Continue Reading

Albuquerque Beef Jerky Products Recalled for Want of Inspection

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A yet-to-be-determined amount of beef jerky was recalled Friday when the U.S. Department of Agriculture, during a routine inspection, discovered that the products were produced without USDA inspection. In addition, the beef jerky produced by Jerky By Art in Albuquerque, NM, contains wheat and anchovies, allergens not declared on the product. The recalled products include… Continue Reading