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FDA Warning Letters: March 20, 2012 Update

From the U.S. and Food and Drug Administration warning letters posted since our March 13, 2012 update:

Zhong Shun Inc, of City of Industry, CA, was warned that a December 2011 inspection found the firm has “serious violations” of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation requirements for imported fish and fishery products and that the firm’s frozen roasted eel, imported from China, is adulterated because it was prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions.

A&M Farms, of Fresno, CA, was warned that a January 2012 investigation found that the dairy farm “offered an animal for slaughter as food that was adulterated” because it contained an illegal drug residue (penicillin). “Our investigation also found that you hold animals under conditions that are so inadequate that medicated animals bearing potentially harmful drug residues are likely to enter the food supply.”

Moniz Dairy Farm, of Stoneham, MA, was warned that a December 2011/January 2012 investigation into the dairy operation found that the dairy farm “offered an animal for slaughter as food that was adulterated” because it contained illegal drug residues. The letter specifies that the farm sold a bob veal calf for slaughter as food and it contained illegal levels of penicillin and sulfamethazine. “Our investigation also found that you hold animals under conditions that are so inadequate that medicated animals bearing potentially harmful drug residues are likely to enter the food supply.”

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