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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

Sardine products recalled because of botulism concerns

A New Jersey company is recalling AI Rasheed Sardine products from retailers in seven states because they could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause botulism poisoning. Greenland Trading Corp. of Paterson, NJ, shipped the sardine products to retailers in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. The recalled sardine products are… Continue Reading

‘Dangerous’ Domoic Acid Levels Prompt Seafood Warning in California

Due to “dangerous levels” of domoic acid found in some species, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels and clams, commercially or recreationally caught anchovy and sardines, or the internal organs of commercially or recreationally caught crab taken from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. Department officials… Continue Reading

Update: Consumers Warned About Toxins in Fish, Crab From Two CA Counties

(April 29 update: This warning has been expanded to include crab.) The California Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat the internal organs of commercially or recreationally caught anchovy, sardines, or crab taken from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. According to CDPH, dangerous levels of domoic acid have been detected in some of these… Continue Reading