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GAO warns FDA, FSIS about drug residue in seafood imports

U.S. seafood imports from as many as 140 countries reached 6 billion pounds by 2015, with 50 percent coming from foreign fish farms. “As imports of farmed seafood increase, so too do the concerns over the presence of drug residues,” says a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report prepared for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-TN, who… 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 warnings: Traceability, drug residues, juice hazards

Warning letters recently posted by the Food and Drug Administration addressed a variety of violations at a food company in China, a dairy in Iowa and a juice producer in Connecticut. Companies have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Weifang Sunwoo Foods Co. Ltd. In a Sept. 21 warning letter, the director of… 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

FDA warning letters: Cheese misbranding, drug residues

A cheese manufacturer in Ohio and a dairy farm in Arizona were the recipients of the most recently posted food-related warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a letter dated Aug. 29, FDA’s Cincinnati District Office told the Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op in Middlefield, OH, that an inspection of its facility on May… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Listeria Contamination, Juice and Seafood HACCP Problems, Drug Residues

The latest posted warning letters sent out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) went to manufacturers and/or processors of sprouts, tofu, juice and seafood, and also to a veterinarian, a dairy farm and two cattle operations. Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA, was informed in a Dec. 2, 2015, letter from FDA that a June… Continue Reading

Vermont Dairy Farm Agrees to Stop Violating Drug Residue Regulations

A Vermont dairy farm family, which has had trouble keeping drug residues from showing up in the meat it sells for human consumption at or below tolerance levels, has agreed to a permanent injunction and consent degree with the federal government. Correia Family Farms was named in a complaint Monday for a permanent injunction brought… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Seafood HACCP, Acidified Foods, Drug Residue

A seafood processing company in Texas was warned about ongoing problems meeting federal seafood HACCP regulations in the latest batch of posted warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gladys’ Seafood Inc. of Buda, TX, was told in a June 25, 2015, warning letter that FDA inspectors had found numerous violations of the… Continue Reading