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Rat Czar to the rescue — Comment now on USDA chicken plan — Cleanup on Aisle 2; pooh on you

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption. Man sprays produce with feces-scented liquid A Harris Teeter store in South Carolina has reopened after a man allegedly sprayed fresh produce with what is believed to be… Continue Reading

Cracker manufacturer warned for insanitary conditions

A cracker manufacturer in New York is on notice from the FDA because of insanitary facility conditions, which renders the firm’s food products adulterated in that they have been prepared, packed, or held under conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth, or whereby they may have been rendered injurious to heath. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Hempstead, NY, location of Cracker… Continue Reading

Hantavirus infection confirmed; mice can contaminate food

The California Department of Public Health is reporting that a Northern California man has been diagnosed with hantavirus after rodent exposure. The warning, posted Tuesday, reminds the public that rodents and other animals can easily contaminate food and food preparation surfaces with the hantavirus and plague. There have been 73 hantavirus infections in California and 659 cases… Continue Reading

U.S. Marshals Seize Food at Two VA Firms, Citing Rodent and Insect Infestations

U.S. Marshals have seized food at two Virginia companies after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found the premises were infested with rodents and insects. The seized food was removed  from Gourmet Provisions, LLC, and Royal Cup, Inc., under warrants issued by the U.S. District Court for Western Virginia. FDA initiated the action on… Continue Reading

Rodent Infestation at NY Warehouse Prompts Raid

A Ridgewood, NY warehouse used to both manufacture and distribute kosher food products was the target of a raid by U.S. Marshals on April 12. The Marshals raided the facility after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found widespread rodent infestation in the warehouse. The FDA initiated the seizure of various food products at… Continue Reading

Feds Seize Food at Illinois Warehouse

Peanuts, flour, rice and other foods stored in what regulators said was a rodent-infested warehouse were seized by U.S. Marshals on October 17. Under a warrant issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and acting at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, marshals confiscated the various food products from… Continue Reading

U.S. Marshals Seize Cheese in Wisconsin

U.S. Marshals this week seized cheese products distributed by Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, according to a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA said it had requested the action after its inspectors found evidence of rodent infestation at the Darlington plant. In a complaint unsealed by the U.S. District Court Friday,… Continue Reading

Marshals Raid Rat-Infested Food Warehouse

U.S. Marshals executed a federal court order to seize packaged food products by raiding a rat-infested old seed warehouse in Athens, GA that was being used by Mid-States Services Inc. to store food sold to jails and prisons last week. The Marshals collected about 1,500 cases of crackers, cookies, potato chips, and cereals valued at… Continue Reading