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FDA warns Whole Foods after finding Listeria in its kitchen

The U.S Food and Drug Administration found serious violations — including Listeria —  at a “multiple food manufacturing facility,” owned by Whole Foods Markets Inc., according to a warning letter posted today. FDA sent the letter about the Everett, MA, “factory kitchen” to Austin, Texas -based Whole Foods on June 8, but did not order… Continue Reading

Cage-free eggs present food safety challenge in Missouri

A producer of so-called cage-free eggs, which had to suspend operations in December and then recall eggs  that were associated with Salmonella Enteritis illnesses in January, has now come in for a stern warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And while one producer’s problems does not a trend make, the concerns FDA raises… Continue Reading

White Rice Halted at Border Still Reached U.S. Consumers

Long grain milled white rice, manufactured by SAMAN and imported into the United States by Caney Distributors Inc. based in San Juan, Puerto Rico was refused entry last July. The importer had failed to provide necessary documentation to substantiate that the shipment was in compliance with applicable regulations. In a recently released warning letter to… Continue Reading

FDA issues warnings to 3 dairy farms, 2 food importers

Three U.S. dairy farms and two food importers were on the receiving end of warning letters recently from the Food and Drug Administration. The warning letters to the dairy farms cited animal drug violations involving antibiotics. The warnings to food companies in French Polynesia and Sri Lanka that import fish and juice to the U.S. concerned… Continue Reading

FDA’s Last Warning Letter of Year goes to a Seafood Processor

The  last warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 2015 apparently went  to Eco Sushi Express Inc. in Oakville, CT. In the letter sent on Dec. 29, FDA said it found “serious violations” of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations during inspections at the Edo Sushi Express seafood… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letter Cites Bronx Seafood Processor for HACCP Violations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) last 2015 warning letter for a food manufacturer went out Dec. 22nd to a seafood processor in the Bronx. The company, Uoya Inc, was warned about “serious violations” of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations. Uoya’s  “Big Eye Tuna Loins,” vacuum-packed farmed raw Yellowtail… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: CA Seafood Processor, NY Dairy Operator

The most recently posted warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) include an exchange with a seafood processing and importing establishment in Rancho Dominguez, CA. In a Sept. 8 warning letter, FDA told Central Boeki California Ltd. that during an inspection from June 12-15, 2015, the agency found serious violations of the… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letter: Tennessee Seafood Processor

T-Ho Foods Inc., a seafood processor in Powell, TN, was sent a July 22 warning letter from the New Orleans District Office of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is very precise about rodent excreta. In a June 1-3, 2015, inspection of the T-Ho Tennessee facility, the letter stated that FDA inspectors found:… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letter: California Seafood Importer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a formal warning letter June 17, 2015, regarding significant food safety violations to a seafood importer in South El Monte, a city in the San Gabriel Valley in California’s Los Angeles County. First Lotus Inc. was notified of violations involving Dried Fish Maw (Cape Conger) and Dried Stock… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Drug Residues, HACCP Issues, Misbranding

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to a cattle operation, an auction facility, a seafood processing facility, and a Japanese producer of eel grilling sauce. In October 2014, South Central Livestock of Lewisburg, TN, sold a cow for slaughter as food that was found to have illegal drug residues in… Continue Reading