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Patrons of this Meijer store should get hepatitis A vaccines

Michigan officials made an urgent appeal Thursday for anyone who has eaten baked goods from a specific Meijer grocery store to immediately seek medical attention because an employee there has been confirmed with a hepatitis A infection. A narrow window of opportunity exists for people to receive post-exposure treatment to prevent infection. Those at risk… Continue Reading

FDA warns bakery about mold, slime, ignorance of the law

A bakery in New Mexico is on notice from the FDA for failing to take required steps to ensure that food handling techniques, facility cleaning and sanitization, and pest protection are in accordance with food safety regulations. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Gallup, NM, location of K&B Company Inc. on May 8-15 and discovered the “serious violations,” according to a July 5 warning letter made public… Continue Reading

FDA Sends Warning Letters To Three Food Companies

A French-owned bakery in Seattle, a juice processor in Melville, NY, and a seafood processing facility in San Juan Bautista, CA are subjects of recent warning letters from the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On April 18, FDA warned Biofournil of America, Inc. about its Seattle bakery after an inspection documented numerous violations of… Continue Reading

Wedding Cake Bakery Unregistered, Infested

The 20-year-old Chantel’s Cakes and Pastries, located not far off the runways near Washington’s Dulles International Airport, has found that a federal case is being made of its problems. Chantel’s, of Sterling, VA, was subjected to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection last Nov. 30 to Jan. 6.  The FDA said its investigation… Continue Reading

FDA Faults Biscotti Baker’s Practices and Labeling

“I am. Therefore I bake,” is the motto of the Tiller Biscotti & Cookie Company in Jackson, MS. Federal regulators, however, seem to focus more on the existence of potential violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) and labeling laws. Tiller received a Jan. 24 warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)… Continue Reading

Bakery, Juice-Maker Hear From FDA

A bakery with misbranding issues and a juice-maker with sanitation problems have received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Minneapolis district office. Misbranding violations were found at Wisconsin Brother’s Bakery Inc., located in Sturtevant, during inspections last September, according to W. Charles Becoat, FDA’s Minneapolis district director. Becoat said the company’s Kringle… Continue Reading

FDA Tells West Virginia Bakery To Clean Up

Abruzzino’s Italian Bakery, LLC, which sells it products through such retail outlets as Wal-Mart, has not addressed all its food safety problems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Dec. 1 issued a “Warning Letter” to the Gypsy, WV bakery, raising continued concerns about pest control, ingredient storage, and employee sanitation. According to the letter,… Continue Reading