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Seafood Importer, processor warned after failing safety checks

A California seafood importer located in Monterey Park, was, after failing an inspection Oct. 21-22, 2015, the target of a Jan. 29 warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency’s warning letter told the New Ocean Trading (USA) Inc.  that the FDA found “serious violations” of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point… Continue Reading

Violations with spinach, catfish cited in FDA warning letters

A Harbor City, Calif., food manufacturing facility and a Bronx, N.Y., seafood importer received warning letters that were recently released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Environmental samples taken inside the California food processing facility owned by Flying Food Group LLC revealed the presence of the human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes near food and food contact surfaces. In the… Continue Reading

Seafood violations, illegal drug residues in cows spur warnings from FDA

Seafood processors without compliant seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans and dairy farms that sold animals that had illegal drug residues were among some the first warning letters released in 2016 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The four letters went out to seafood processors in Bronx, N.Y., and Yian, Taiwan, and… Continue Reading

Seafood Processors Get Warning Letters For HACCP Violations

Warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently have gone out to four domestic  seafood processors and a Puerto Rico importer. The first, dating back to Oct. 1, 2015, went to Vernon, CA-based New Zealand Seafood Marketing for “serious violations” of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation. The warning… Continue Reading

Raw Feta Plant With “Reoccurring Presence” of Listeria Sparks Warning Letter

The raw milk Feta cheese manufacturing facility known as the Osage Lane Creamery, LTD was subjected to an inspection last spring by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In inspections on May 21 and 22, 2015 and June 16, 2015 and in a follow-up on July 16-19, 2015, FDA found reoccurring presence of Listeria monocytogenes… Continue Reading

FDA Gets A Few More Warning Letters for 2015 in the Mail

A cheese manufacturer in Michigan and a seafood processor in New Jersey are on the receiving end of warning letters that are among the last for the year. The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Preferred Freezer Services of Atlanta, LLC, located in Chatham, NJ, about its frozen shrimp being adulterated because of the conditions… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Seafood HACCP Issues in NY and WI

A New York seafood importer and a Wisconsin food manufacturing facility were on the receiving end of recently posted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letters. On Nov. 3, FDA sent a warning letter to Vern’s Cheese Inc. in Chilton, WI, stemming from inspections on May 20 and 27, and June 2, 2015. The… Continue Reading

FDA Warning Letters: Drug Residues, Misbranding, HACCP Plan Failures

The latest batch of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letters made public deal with illegal drug residues in calf tissues, misbranded teas and Brazilian Corn Tamales, seafood HACCP problems, and issues with acidified food regulations. The Rupert Veterinary Clinic in Rupert, VT, was warned about extralabel use of the animal drug sulfadimethoxine. The clinic… Continue Reading