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FDA warns Louisiana bakery about insanitary conditions

A bakery in Louisiana is on notice from the FDA for failing to take required steps to ensure that food handling techniques, facility cleaning and sanitization, and pest protection are in accordance with food safety regulations. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Lake Charles, LA, location of Anna’s Pies LLC Jan. 9-11 and discovered “serious violations,” according to a March 9 warning letter made public by the FDA in recent days…. Continue Reading

FDA warns foreign, domestic food producers of violations

The Food and Drug Administration recently made public warning letters sent to several companies in the U.S. and other countries about violations of federal food safety rules. Companies are allowed 15 working days to respond to FDA warning letters. Failure to promptly correct violations can result in legal action without further notice, including, without limitation,… Continue Reading

FDA warns supplement maker food safety ignorance no defense

A dietary supplement manufacturer is on notice from the FDA because the firm’s products were prepared, packed, or held under conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth, or whereby they may have been rendered injurious to heath. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the San Francisco, CA, location of Reishi D. International Inc. from Aug. 2-7, 2017, and discovered  “serious violations” of the… Continue Reading

FDA warning letters again targeted at seafood businesses

A seafood processor and a seafood importer  have recently received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The first was dated Feb. 28, 2017 and went out from FDA’s Seattle District Office to Trapper’s Creek Inc., doing business as the Copper River Smoking Company and located in Puyallup, WA.  Trapper’s seafood processing… Continue Reading

Warning letters follow up recent FDA inspections

Bao International Inc. in La Canada, CA, Mama Turney’s Homemade Pies Inc. and  Southern Aire Seafood Inc., both in Nashville, and MBDR Foods LLC in Lenexa, KS all have one thing in common. They’ve recently received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Association. Warning letters usually follow FDA inspections that turned up food… Continue Reading

FDA writes up Horizon Air for no lavatory sinks on Bombardier turboprops

Horizon Air, the regional airline based in Seattle, is being given a choice by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Either find a way to install sinks in its fleet of 52 Bombardier Q400 turboprops or stop serving drinks with ice. FDA sent the Alaska Air Group unit a warning letter on May 13,… Continue Reading

Manufacturers of canned crab meat, corn salsa get warning letters

Pasteurized canned crab meat and black bean and corn salsa were among the foods that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was concerned about this month. FDA sent a warning letter on May 5, 2016, to the Empire Crab Company in Philadelphia because the agency found that its pasteurized canned crab meat was adulterated,… Continue Reading

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