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FDA warnings: Florida juice plant, Hawaii sandwich maker

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Following inspections, the Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters that were recently made public to a Florida juice producer and a Hawaii company that produces tuna sandwiches. Companies have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters in writing. FDA has not yet issued a closeout letter for either of the companies listed below…. Continue Reading

Network of raw camel milk operations spurs FDA warnings

This farm in Lancaster county, PA, is one of a handful of camel milking operations in the United States. Photo by Dreamstime

A Saudi entrepreneur who runs a California-based raw milk network that stretches across the United States is on notice from the FDA to stop making illegal claims about the therapeutic benefits of unpasteurized milk, including raw camel milk. In a warning letter dated Sept. 15, 2016, and recently made public, the Food and Drug Administration… Continue Reading

FDA warnings: Tofu, supplements and fish eggs

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Three warning letters recently posted by the Food and Drug Administration cited food safety violations at a tofu production plant in California, a supplement company in Nebraska and a supplier of fish roe based in Peru. Companies that receive FDA warning letters are given 15 days to respond in writing. Failure to make necessary changes… Continue Reading

FDA warnings: Foreign seafood, Kansas cider, Minnesota dairy

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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

Missouri dairy told to stop interstate sales of raw camel milk

This farm in Lancaster county, PA, is one of a handful of camel milking operations in the United States. Photo by Dreamstime

A Missouri dairy owner is on notice from the FDA for selling unpasteurized, raw camel milk in interstate commerce, with the agency discounting the dairyman’s contention that camel milk is not covered by federal law. The Food and Drug Administration’s Kansas City district office sent a warning letter to Samuel P. Hostetler, owner of Hump-Back… Continue Reading

FDA warning letters: Dairies and cheese factory cited

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Wisconsin and Utah dairy operations and a cheese factory in Pennsylvania received warning letters recently made public by the Food and Drug Administration. LeRaysville Cheese Factory Inc. in LeRaysville, PA The Philadelphia district office of the FDA sent a warning letter Sept. 2 to owner Milton Repsher describing “significant” food safety violations at the repacking… Continue Reading

CORRECTED CONTENT — FDA warnings: Excessive antibiotic residue; seafood dangers

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CORRECTED CONTENT: Although the warning letter to Honolulu Fish Co. was just made public this past week by the FDA, it was actually sent out in November 2006. The company addressed the issues and FDA closed out the warning process related to the Nov. 28, 2006, letter in June of 2014. Food Safety News regrets any confusion caused… Continue Reading

Company recalls lizard fish amidst unresolved FDA warning

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A Brooklyn, NY, fish company that has an unresolved warning letter from FDA because of food safety problems at its facility is recalling lizard fish because it may be contaminated with the bacteria that causes botulism poisoning. Arcadia Trading Inc. is recalling 34 cartons of lizard fish imported from Vietnam that was distributed nationwide to… Continue Reading

Juice maker warned about HACCP, misbranding, drug claims

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Juicer Connections Inc. makes juice products in Los Angeles that it wants consumers to believe are really good. So, for example, it suggests that by drinking them consumers will be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. In a warning letter to the owner Steven A. Mullen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first told Juice… Continue Reading

FDA warnings: Traceability, drug residues, juice hazards

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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