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FDA warning letters target French, Portuguese companies

A French company that packs olives and garlic and a sardine packer in Portugal are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for food safety violations at their facilities. In warning letters dated May 5 and recently made public by FDA, the agency outlined violations and gave the companies 15 working days to… Continue Reading

Asian Canning Operations Under U.S. Scrutiny

Anyone who eats canned goods from China and Thailand — especially mushrooms and baby corn — may be glad to know that U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cops have been busy on the Asian beat. After low-acid canned food facilities in Liujing, China and Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand were inspected by FDA inspections last… Continue Reading

Black Beans Could Be Blocked at Border

For a time, canned black beans from Japan’s Sanuki Kanzume Co. near Yurihonjyo-shi west of Tokyo were prevented from entering the U.S. because the plant was not registered for low-acid or acidified food manufacture. Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) returned to that low-acid canned food facility last Nov. 18 and 19…. Continue Reading