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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 issues warning letters to producers of cookies and codfish

A California bakery and a New York seafood importer are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in May and July, and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working… Continue Reading

FDA warning letters include violations with juice, dairy cows

A variety of violations of federal laws are the topic of warning letters recently sent to food companies by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Following are details of warnings sent to companies in late March and made public in recent days by the FDA. Kostechka Dairy LLC, Whitelaw, WI — FDA inspected the dairy… Continue Reading

FDA Finalizes FSMA Preventive Controls Rules For Human, Animal Foods

Four-and-a-half years after the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, the first two major rules have been finalized. On Aug. 31, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials announced that they had submitted the final rules on preventive controls in human and animal food to the Federal Register as required by the… Continue Reading

FDA Introduces FSMA Rule to Improve Animal Food Safety

The latest proposed rule issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is meant to improve the safety of animal food. Under the regulation, facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold animal feed and pet food would be required to develop and implement a formal plan for identifying… Continue Reading

Lack of Time Biggest Obstacle to Food Safety Training, Survey Shows

A survey of food manufacturers around the world shows that the biggest barrier to proper food safety training is finding the time to do it. The Global Food Safety Training Survey 2013, published Thursday by a partnership of four food safety support companies, includes feedback from 649 food and drink producers around the world. Over… Continue Reading

Mold, Insects Found at PA Canning Factory

Mold, maggots and flies were found during a federal inspection of a Pennsylvania canning factory. In a Feb. 2 warning letter, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) details multiple problems at Furman Foods Inc., which cans products like Rally’s Chili and Furmano’s Dark Red Kidney Beans. FDA said the acidified and low-acid canned food… Continue Reading