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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 warnings sent to seafood processors, importer, restaurant

Three seafood processors, one seafood importer, and a seafood restaurant in California, Texas and New York, 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 June and October, and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working… Continue Reading

Dairy and cracker producers’ operations net FDA warnings

A Texas dairy and a North Carolina cracker company are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety laws. The FDA sent warning letters to the companies in August and October, posting them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to respond to FDA warning letters. Failure to promptly correct… Continue Reading

Feds trying to seize raw camel milk suspected in interstate case

Federal officials are attempting to seize more than $70,000 in raw camel milk products stored in a warehouse in Kansas City, KS, including some bearing labels from a Missouri dairy, because they were allegedly shipped in interstate commerce in violation of federal law. In an action filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, KS,… 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

OIG says FDA needs to boost efficiency to meet federal law

Food and Drug Administration domestic food inspections are “on track” for now, but not for the tighter timeframes called for in the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). So finds the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which has oversight responsibilities for FDA. In a 35-page… 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 producers of ice pops, canned food to clean up

A South Carolina ice pop manufacturer and an Oregon low-acid canned food producer 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 August and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to… Continue Reading

FDA warns bakery about mold, slime, ignorance of the law

A bakery in New Mexico is on notice from the FDA for failing to take required steps to ensure that food handling techniques, facility cleaning and sanitization, and pest protection are in accordance with food safety regulations. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Gallup, NM, location of K&B Company Inc. on May 8-15 and discovered the “serious violations,” according to a July 5 warning letter made public… Continue Reading