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FDA, U.S. Marshals raid Minnesota warehouse, seize food

Professional Warehouse and Distribution Inc., a repeat offender on the FDA’s books, won’t be storing food for human consumption any more according to the owner who spoke after U.S. Marshals seized food from the rodent-infested facility. The marshals went in on June 15 after the U.S. Department of Justice, working at the request of the… Continue Reading

Mac & cheese sold at Aldi, Dollar Tree recalled for Salmonella

Macaroni and cheese products sold at Aldi and Dollar Tree stores nationwide are under recall because they were made with powdered milk from a manufacturer whose plant and finished products were contaminated with Salmonella. The recall posted Monday with the Food and Drug Administration by Fourth Street Barbecue Inc. indicated the implicated Cheese Club Express… Continue Reading

Armed federal agents seize milk products from major cooperative

Gun-toting U.S. Marshals Wednesday seized more than 4 million pounds of milk products from a production  unit of a major dairy cooperative. On orders of the U.S. District Court for Western Virginia, and at the request of the U.S. food and Drug Administration, the federal lawmen took custody of the milk products from Valley Milk… Continue Reading

Parnell Brothers Taken Into Custody After Convictions

Jailed in Crisp County, GA

On Friday, U.S. marshals escorted brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell from the C.B. King U.S. Courthouse in downtown Albany, GA, to the Crisp County Jail in Cordele, GA, where they spent their first night in prison. The two men will likely remain in the lockup until at least Monday, when they might be able to… 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

Feds Seize Foods at Washington Warehouse

Citing evidence of “widespread and active rodent and insect infestation,” the Food and Drug Administration had U.S. Marshals seize food products being held in the warehouse and processing plant of Dominguez Foods of Washington on Sept. 30. The seized products had been detained by FDA since Sept. 2, following an inspection that found evidence of… Continue Reading

Elderberry Juice Seized Over Health Claims

A Kansas company’s claims that elderberry juice can prevent certain illnesses or be used to treat certain diseases are unproven and illegal, the government charged in court papers last week before seizing the juice maker’s products. In a complaint filed May 27 in the U.S. District Court of Kansas, the Food and Drug Administration said Wyldewood… Continue Reading

FDA, US Marshals Seize Creamery’s Cheese

The Estrella Family Creamery of Montesano, Washington, had a booth at Seattle’s University District farmers market this weekend, but cheese was not on display at the creamery’s stand.  Instead, Anthony and Kelli Estrella were showing off current inspection records. The World Cheese Award-winning dairy recalled a variety of cheeses after the creamery’s products tested positive… Continue Reading