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Repackers, bakery, airport warned to clean up operations

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A food warehouse and repacking facility, a bakery, a dietary supplement repacking facility and an airport are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act. The FDA warned one company in March, another in April, the third in May, and the fourth in June…. Continue Reading

Illinois fish market ordered to clean up food safety violations

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An Illinois fish market that sells fresh fish from the Mississippi River and frozen imported seafood to the Chicago area and elsewhere has failed to respond to federal inspectors regarding food safety violations observed in January. Kirby Marsden, owner of Quality Fisheries — doing business as The Niota Fish Market — has serious violations at… Continue Reading

Warning Letter says juice maker fails to pass FDA inspection

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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

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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: Iceland’s Fisk Seafood still trying to get it right

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Fisk Seafood in Iceland has not yet resolved all of its issues with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA inspected the seafood processing facility on Sept. 12 and 13, 2016, finding serious violations of the U.S. seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations. FDA issued a Form-483 report on its inspection observations… Continue Reading

FDA finds Listeria in California fresh fruit processing facility

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Listeria monocytogenes has been found in three of 100 environmental samples and in one product sample taken this past spring at a fresh fruit processing facility in Vernon, CA. The samples were collected by U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors who visited the Simply Fresh Fruit Inc. plant in April and May, and Whole Genome Sequencing analysis… Continue Reading

‘Resident strain’ of Listeria found at Jeni’s Ohio ice cream plant

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Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have again found Listeria at the Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams manufacturing facility in Columbus, OH. Two of the 75 environmental samples collected there on Jan. 26 were positive for Listeria monocytogenes, according to an Aug. 9 warning letter that FDA posted on Wednesday. The positive samples were taken from the… Continue Reading

FDA: Tainted pet food more dangerous to people than pets

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Answers Pet Food got some questions recently from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which it probably did not want to hear. Samples of Detailed Answers Chicken Formula dog food taken by FDA last Oct. 5 returned positive for Salmonella Enteritis. The FDA sent Lystn LLC, which does business as Answers Pet Food, a… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Undeclared Allergens, Seafood HACCP Problems

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Seven food companies received official notices about problems with their products in the latest round of warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The weekly warning letters covered everything from misbranded products, to illegal drug residues in beef, and violations of acidified food regulations. Four companies were notified to correct issues related to labeling. Chlodnia… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Illegal Drug Residues, Seafood Hazards, and Adulterated Feed

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contacted two dairies, two seafood processors, and one animal feed processor in its latest round of warning letters to food producers. Shur-Green Farms LLC of Ansonia, OH, was cited for selling adulterated and misbranded animal feed. The farm had misrepresented shipments of Lascadoil — a waste byproduct for fuel use —… Continue Reading