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FDA sends warning letters to New York seafood importers

Three New York seafood importers are on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation in addition to several federal food safety rules. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in July, August and November of 2017 and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are… Continue Reading

FDA sends warnings to seafood processor, catering service

A seafood processor in Panama, and a ready-to-eat food manufacturer in Tennessee are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety rules. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in July and September, and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to respond to… Continue Reading

Feds seek shut down LA seafood processor for Listeria, filth

Ready-to-eat, smoked fish and fishery products produced by Michel Cordon Bleu Inc. in Los Angeles from such raw fish as Florida salmon and Idaho trout and sold to restaurants, retailers, hotels and cruise ships are not safe for human consumption, according to a federal court action. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found the… Continue Reading

FDA issues warning letters to handlers of sprouts, fish products

A California sprout processor, a Denver fish processor and a New York seafood importer are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act. Two of the three facilities confirmed positive test results for Listeria, after environmental samples were taken during FDA inspection, and sent to laboratory analysis… Continue Reading

FDA issues warning letters to producers of cookies and codfish

A California bakery and a New York seafood importer are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in May and July, and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working… Continue Reading

FDA warns flatbread facility, seafood importers to clean up

A sandwich, wrap and flatbread manufacturing facility and two seafood importers are on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The FDA warned one company in March, and the other two in May. The warning letters were just recently posted for public view. The FDA allows companies 15 working days to… Continue Reading

Importer warned to step up verification on smoked fish

An importer in Southern California is on notice from the FDA for failing to take required steps to assure that the smoked salmon and mackerel it brings into the U.S. have been produced in accordance with food safety regulations. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Van Nuys, CA, location of B&I Overseas… Continue Reading

FDA warns NJ food firm to clean up or risk forced closure

Neither management nor employees at a New Jersey food manufacturing plant understand the basics of food safety, according to federal officials who described conditions at Products Africana Inc. as “egregious” recently. Problems included live and dead insects on food and food mixing equipment, live and dead rodents, patches of mold measured in square yards, and… Continue Reading

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

Illinois fish market ordered to clean up food safety violations

An Illinois fish market that sells fresh fish from the Mississippi River and frozen imported seafood to the Chicago area and elsewhere has failed to respond to federal inspectors regarding food safety violations observed in January. Kirby Marsden, owner of Quality Fisheries — doing business as The Niota Fish Market — has serious violations at… Continue Reading