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Dairy and cracker producers’ operations net FDA warnings

A Texas dairy and a North Carolina cracker company are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety laws. The FDA sent warning letters to the companies in August and October, posting them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to respond to FDA warning letters. Failure to promptly correct… Continue Reading

Whole chickens recalled because of antibiotic residue

Almost 1,500 pounds of whole, young chickens are being recalled from restaurants and retailers in New York because government testing found residue of the antibiotic nitrofurazone. Brooklyn-based NY Livestock Market Inc. produced and packaged the chickens on April 10, according to the recall notice on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection website. The recalled chickens… Continue Reading

FDA warnings: Foreign seafood, Kansas cider, Minnesota dairy

Warning letters recently made public by the Food and Drug Administration addressed food safety violations at seafood processing operations in Portugal and Peru, dirty equipment and insects at a cider production facility in Kansas and improper use of antibiotics by a dairy in Minnesota. Recipients of FDA warning letters have 15 days to respond to the… Continue Reading

FDA warning letters: Dairies and cheese factory cited

Wisconsin and Utah dairy operations and a cheese factory in Pennsylvania received warning letters recently made public by the Food and Drug Administration. LeRaysville Cheese Factory Inc. in LeRaysville, PA The Philadelphia district office of the FDA sent a warning letter Sept. 2 to owner Milton Repsher describing “significant” food safety violations at the repacking… Continue Reading

CORRECTED CONTENT — FDA warnings: Excessive antibiotic residue; seafood dangers

CORRECTED CONTENT: Although the warning letter to Honolulu Fish Co. was just made public this past week by the FDA, it was actually sent out in November 2006. The company addressed the issues and FDA closed out the warning process related to the Nov. 28, 2006, letter in June of 2014. Food Safety News regrets any confusion caused… Continue Reading

Barriers go up against shrimp and prawns from Malaysia

American consumers are scooping up more shrimp than ever at lower prices, but it is not all good news because some aquaculture-grown shrimp and prawns from Malaysia contain residues from unapproved animal drugs and unsafe food additives. The combination of the huge consumer demand in the U.S and the growing potential for unsafe product getting… Continue Reading