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Malaysian surimi facility comes up short at inspection

A seafood processing plant in Malaysia owned by TS Food Industry Sdn. Bhd. is in serious violation of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An FDA inspection team visited the facility Oct. 18 and 19, 2016m finding problems that the company did not adequately… Continue Reading

Barriers go up against shrimp and prawns from Malaysia

American consumers are scooping up more shrimp than ever at lower prices, but it is not all good news because some aquaculture-grown shrimp and prawns from Malaysia contain residues from unapproved animal drugs and unsafe food additives. The combination of the huge consumer demand in the U.S and the growing potential for unsafe product getting… 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

Seafood Processors From Around the World Receive FDA Warning Letters

Foreign seafood processors in Ecuador, Portugal, Malaysia, Spain and Vietnam have, in the past month or so, have received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All face the possibility of having their fish or fish products detained at the U.S. border without any physical examination unless FDA’s concerns are addressed. And,… 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

158 Students in Malaysia Sickened By Foodborne Illness

More than 150 students at a boarding school in Kuala Nerang, Malaysia, were sickened with a foodborne illness. The government’s news agency Bernama reported that seven of the students at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dato Syed Ahmad were admitted to the hospital and that two have already been discharged. The other five are reported to be… Continue Reading

Food Poisons 849 Students at 16 Sabah Schools in 39 Incidents this Academic Year

Germany is not the only country dealing with a rash of food poisoning cases in its schools this year. At the Sabah Food Safety Carnival, held over the weekend, Malaysia’s deputy health minister said there have been 39 food poisoning incidents involving 849 students in 16 Sabah schools through October. Sabah, with more than 3… Continue Reading