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FSVP compliance with FSMA achievable with A, B, C approach

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Provisions of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP), under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration, were enacted in 2015. They mandate that foreign suppliers provide the same level of food safety protection for their products as domestic suppliers are required to provide for theirs. This is needed as outbreaks of foodborne illness continue to occur both… Continue Reading

Supplement maker warned about insanitary conditions, labels

A dietary supplement manufacturer is on notice from the FDA because the firm’s products were prepared, packed, or held under conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth, or whereby they may have been rendered injurious to heath. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Ixonia, WI, location of Create-A-Pack Foods Inc. from Jan. 23 to April 20, and… Continue Reading

FDA warns dairy, bakery, canned food and seafood operators

A Georgia dairy, a Massachusetts bakery, a Texas low-acid food processor, and Alabama seafood processor are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety laws. The FDA sent warning letters to each of the companies in September and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to… Continue Reading

Cracker manufacturer warned for insanitary conditions

A cracker manufacturer in New York is on notice from the FDA because of insanitary facility conditions, which renders the firm’s food products adulterated in that they have been prepared, packed, or held under conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth, or whereby they may have been rendered injurious to heath. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Hempstead, NY, location of Cracker… Continue Reading

FDA warns NJ food firm to clean up or risk forced closure

Neither management nor employees at a New Jersey food manufacturing plant understand the basics of food safety, according to federal officials who described conditions at Products Africana Inc. as “egregious” recently. Problems included live and dead insects on food and food mixing equipment, live and dead rodents, patches of mold measured in square yards, and… Continue Reading

Warning Letter says juice maker fails to pass FDA inspection

Stoney Ridge Farm LLC in Everson, WA, was inspected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Dec. 21 and 22, 2016, and again on Jan. 5 this year and the results were not good. “The inspection revealed serious deviations of the juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part… Continue Reading

Seafood and food processing facility found with violations

The seafood processing and food manufacturing facility in Honolulu owned by Modern Macaroni Co. Ltd was inspected Dec. 6-13, 2016. Serious violations were found, which the FDA says renders the fish or fishery products from the facility to be adulterated. The agency notified the company about the violations in a Feb. 23 warning letter, which was… Continue Reading

FDA warning letters: Plant problems, drug residues, seafood HACCP

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s most recently posted food-related warning letters went to a produce processing facility and a dairy in Michigan, an acidified food manufacturer in Japan, and a fish exporter in Ukraine. The agency told Pearson Foods Inc. in an Oct. 26 warning letter that a June 14-27 inspection of its ready-to-eat… Continue Reading

Violations with spinach, catfish cited in FDA warning letters

A Harbor City, Calif., food manufacturing facility and a Bronx, N.Y., seafood importer received warning letters that were recently released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Environmental samples taken inside the California food processing facility owned by Flying Food Group LLC revealed the presence of the human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes near food and food contact surfaces. In the… Continue Reading

FDA’s Last Warning Letter of Year goes to a Seafood Processor

The  last warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 2015 apparently went  to Eco Sushi Express Inc. in Oakville, CT. In the letter sent on Dec. 29, FDA said it found “serious violations” of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations during inspections at the Edo Sushi Express seafood… Continue Reading