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FDA sends warning letters to Indonesian seafood companies

Six seafood companies in Indonesia are on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, in addition to several other U.S. food safety rules. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in December of 2017 and January of 2018. The agency posted them for public view in recent days. Companies… Continue Reading

FDA warning letters: Foreign, U.S. seafood companies on list

Seafood companies in Alabama and Indonesia are on   warning from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of U.S. law, specifically the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation. Such violations generally result in companies’ food being determined to be adulterated and therefore possibly injurious to health. The FDA allows companies 15… Continue Reading

Seafood processor nets FDA warning for lack of hazard plan  

A seafood processor in Indonesia is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HAACP) regulation. According to the Dec. 29 warning letter recently made public by the FDA, the processor’s frozen vacuum packaged tuna were rendered injurious to health as they were prepared, packed or held under insanitary conditions. Officials from the… Continue Reading

Halal Beef Scheme Could Have Millions of Potential Victims in Asia

Ahead of the yet-to-be scheduled sentencing of the defendants, the government wants to be relieved of the burden of notifying individual victims of a scheme that altered and falsified the true USDA establishment numbers on beef products exported from the United States. Government attorneys have asked the U.S. District Court for Northern Iowa to allow… Continue Reading

Two Minnesota Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Frozen Raw Tuna From Indonesia

Two Minnesota residents recently sickened with Salmonella infections have had their illnesses linked to frozen raw tuna, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced Tuesday. The ill Minnesotans are adults in their 30s from the metro area who became ill on June 21 and June 30. Neither was hospitalized. These cases, which the Minnesota health officials… Continue Reading

Iowa Beef Producer Charged With Falsifying Halal Shipments

An alleged scheme to export beef falsely labeled as eligible for sale to customers in Indonesia and Malaysia has prompted a federal grand jury to indict an elderly Iowa businessman on 19 felonies. William B. Aossey Jr., 73, will make his first appearance Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. The… Continue Reading

Jakarta Sewage Canal Concerns FDA Tuna Inspectors

The seaside area of Muara Baru is the largest fishing port in Indonesia. Located in North Jakarta, seafood processor P.T. Indomaguro Tunas Unggul says it has “sophisticated technology to produce natural frozen sashimi grade tuna.” P.T. promises that its tuna-filled ships sailing across the Pacific Ocean to the United States use hygienic processes and sophisticated… Continue Reading

Indonesia Tests Instant Noodles, Says They’re Safe

Health authorities in Jakarta yesterday said a laboratory confirmed that Indonesian-made instant noodles were not a danger, the Jakarta Globe newspaper reported. Ten days ago, the sale of Indomie-brand instant noodles was halted in Taiwan, after the health department there said the product contained excessive levels of the preservatives methyl p-hydroxybenzoate, as well as a… Continue Reading