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FDA sends warnings to seafood processor, catering service

A seafood processor in Panama, and a ready-to-eat food manufacturer in Tennessee are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety rules. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in July and September, and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to respond to… Continue Reading

FDA warns Bush Brothers & Co. to clean up act

Bush Brothers & Co. in Tennessee is on notice from the FDA because of significant deviations from the Low-Acid Canned Food regulations and insanitary facility conditions. The violations render 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… Continue Reading

Seafood processor warned by FDA for lack of hazard plan

A seafood processing facility in Colorado is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control point (HAACP) regulation. Officials from the FDA’s Division IV West Office of Human and Animal Foods inspected the Gypsum, CO, location of Eagle Smoked Salmon Inc. on July 13 and 17. According to an Aug. 23 warning letter recently made… Continue Reading

FDA warns cattle feed, cheese, supplement producers

A Kentucky cattle feed manufacturer, a Vermont cheese processing facility, and a New York supplement facility are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety rules. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in August and September, and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed… Continue Reading

FDA issues warning letters to handlers of sprouts, fish products

A California sprout processor, a Denver fish processor and a New York seafood importer are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act. Two of the three facilities confirmed positive test results for Listeria, after environmental samples were taken during FDA inspection, and sent to laboratory analysis… Continue Reading

FDA warns peanut firm about insanitary conditions, labeling

A peanut production facility in Virginia is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of food safety regulations regarding sanitary conditions during production, storage and transportation, and product labeling. Officials from the FDA’s Baltimore District Office inspected the Petersburg, VA, location of Coleman Peanut Co. from Nov. 29 through Dec. 5 in… Continue Reading

FDA warns flatbread facility, seafood importers to clean up

A sandwich, wrap and flatbread manufacturing facility and two seafood importers are on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The FDA warned one company in March, and the other two in May. The warning letters were just recently posted for public view. The FDA allows companies 15 working days to… Continue Reading

Seafood, tortilla, juice, acidified food firms get FDA warnings

A seafood facility, tortilla company, juice manufacturer and acidified food processor are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The FDA warned one company in May, and the other three in June of 2017. The warning letters were just recently posted for public… Continue Reading

Evanger’s proposes donating recalled pet food; FDA says no

The Food and Drug Administration has vetoed a proposal by Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. to donate recalled pet food to animal shelters after conducting random spot-checks for the animal euthanasia drug pentobarbital. The proposal was revealed in a June 29 warning letter issued by FDA, and posted on its website Tuesday. The letter, addressed to… Continue Reading

Feds target smoked fish operation once on Oprah’s favorite list

Federal officials are seeking a court order to stop a smoked fish operation from selling food because of repeated Listeria problems at its Westchester County, NY, facility. Known as The Smokehouse of New York, the business owned by Panagiota Soublis is in the municipality of Mamaroneck, NY. It uses Oprah Winfrey’s face on its much… Continue Reading