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California Seafood processor, NY dairy farm get warning letters

The seafood processing facility at 435 4th St. in Oakland, CA, was inspected Nov. 27 through Dec. 2, 2015 by the San Francisco District of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Because of the serious violations found, FDA on March 4, 2016, sent the company that owns the facility, Dowell Co. Inc., a warning… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Dairy, Juicer, Exporter, Seafood Processor

The most recent batch of warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were sent to a dairy in Ohio, a juice manufacturer, an acidified foods facility and a seafood processor. Big Prairie, OH, dairy Hyland Acres Jerseys sold a bob veal calf for slaughter in June that FDA considered adulterated because there… 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

FDA Warning Letters: Excessive Drug Levels Top List of Latest Food Problems

Illegal levels of drug residues in food animals topped the list of problems with food producers in the latest round of warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for alleged violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. FDA stated that Floyd Raber of Millersburg, OH, sold a veal calf for slaughter that contained… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Misbranding, Inadequate HACCP Plans, Excessive Drug Residues

The latest round of warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) include a dairy company cited for inaccurate nutritional claims, two seafood processors for inadequate HACCP plans, and three cattle producers for excessive drug treatments. FDA found that Minerva Dairy in Minerva, OH, misbranded its Greek yogurt butter product labels by including inaccurate nutrient… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Two Dairies, a Cattle Operation, and a Seafood Processor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to two dairies, a cattle operation and a seafood processor in its latest round of posted warning letters. Glenville Farms, a dairy in Pennsylvania, was cited for illegal drug residues in a cow sold for slaughter. Tissue samples from the cow revealed the presence of desfuroylceftiofur in… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Five Seafood Processors, Three Dairies, One Egg Producer, One Canned Food Processor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s latest batch of warning letters for food manufacturers were sent to an egg producer, dairy operations, a foreign canned food producer and both foreign and domestic seafood processors. Two dairies, Hoke Farms in Pennsylvania and Double D Dairy in Michigan, received warnings for using animal drugs in ways not directed according to the… Continue Reading

Preventive Controls: Daunting for Some, Standard Procedure for Seafood

The concept of “preventive controls” is an anxiety-producing one for many FDA-regulated food companies right now as the agency prepares to issue a final rule that will make hazard-prevention measures mandatory for processing facilities. As Food Safety News reported last week, trepidation is especially high among smaller firms, which are balking at potential costs of meeting… Continue Reading

Warning Letters to Seafood Processors, Again

Four seafood processing facilities — making everything from herring and mackerel to raw trout, whitefish and walleye to seafood stuffings and salads — received warnings letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in early August. In an Aug. 2 warning letter, FDA advised Lewiston, ME-based Deshales’ Associates Inc. of  “serious violations” of seafood… Continue Reading