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Salmonella Lurks From Farm to Fork: Part 2

In chicken houses longer than a football field, newborn chicks huddle together for warmth, forming a fuzzy, moving yellow carpet. Over the next two months, these chicks will peck at the dirt, nibble on pellets, get packed into crates, be trucked to a slaughterhouse, get cut into parts and arrive at a distribution center for… Continue Reading

FDA Faults Two Seafood Firms for No HACCP Plan

Seafood processing plants operated by La Fiesta Food Products in San Jose, CA  and Wild Foods Inc. in Milwaukee, WI were both subjects of June 17 warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). La Fiesta processes dried shrimp, including shredded shrimp and whole shrimp.   Wild Foods processes marinated herring made with… Continue Reading

Two More Seafood Processors With Violations

Vacuum-packed cold smoked mackerel from Auburn, WA and ready-to-eat lobster meat products, tuna and pasteurized crabmeat products from Middletown, RI are among the latest seafoods to be found adulterated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The two seafood processors involved, Newport Lobster Co. Inc. in Rhode island, and Euro International Inc. in Washington… Continue Reading

Seafood Processors, Importers Face FDA Scrutiny

A half dozen seafood processing facilities and importers around the country are working to get back into compliance with federal regulations after their food-handling practices were questioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in formal warning letters. An April 13 warning letter to Star Food Products Inc., located in Weston, FL, alleged “serious violations”… Continue Reading

FDA Faults Scottish Sardines, Korean Pollock

A sardine cannery in Scotland and a pollock processor in South Korea are the latest foreign seafood companies that could lose the ability to export products to the United States. Both International Fish Canners (Scotland) Ltd. and Dangjin Food Inc. recently received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that say their… Continue Reading

Another Trio of Seafood Processors with Violations

The Meiko Food Company Inc., True World Food Boston, LLC, and Able Cold Storage and Trucking are the latest seafood processors to receive warning letters after federal food inspectors visited their facilities. Copies of the warning letters were made public last week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Meiko Food, located in South… Continue Reading

‘Deviations’ Mar Inspection of Jakarta Tuna Plant

On one of its websites, Jakarta’s P.T. Tuna Permata Rezeki says it runs a “strict HACCP compliance factory.” That’s not exactly what a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection found at the Indonesian seafood processing facility last Oct. 21 and 22. Instead, the FDA said it found “deviations” from the Seafood Hazard Analysis and… Continue Reading