From the U.S. and Food and Drug Administration warning letters posted since our March 20, 2012 update:
– J.M. Smucker of Orrville, OH, was warned that a January 2012 inspection of the company’s Ripon, WI facility determined that the firm was failing to process an acidified product, Pumpkin Butter, according to the procedure it filed with the FDA.
– Crystal Bay Seafoods of Green Bay, WI was warned that a February 2012 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility revealed failure to have and implement a seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan for albacore tuna, wahoo, bluefin tuna, escolar, amberjack, mahi mahi, herring fillets in wine sauce, and creamed herring fillets products to control the food safety hazards of histamine formation. Also, the FDA said the firm did not have a HACCP plan for vacuum-packed imitation crab meat (surimi) and pasteurized canned blue swimming crab meat to control the hazard of Clostridium botulinum growth and toxin formation.
– Sir Pizza of Tennessee of Murfreesboro, TN was warned that a January 2012 inspection of the company’s pizza restaurant commissary revealed failure to exclude pests from processing areas and to protect against contamination of food on the premises by pests. The FDA said inspectors found evidence of widespreasd rodent activity in, on and near foods stored in the facility, including the warehouse, packing room and ingredient storeroom.
– Dale’s of Brighton, CO was warned that a November 2011 inspection of the company’s alligator processing facility revealed the lack of a HACCP plan for its canned alligator to control the hazard of pathogen growth or to include major food allergens at the labeling step.
– Nu Garden of Taos, NM was warned that a December 2011 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility revealed lack of a HACCP plan for tuna salads and sandwiches, and sushi rolls (salmon, shrimp, and tuna) to control the food safety hazards of pathogen growth; lack of labeling major food allergens; and lack of sanitation monitoring records.
– Winn Dixie Logistics of Miami, FL was warned that a January 2012 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility revealed failure to implement the monitoring and verification procedures listed in its HACCP plan to, among other things, control for histamine formation for Smilin’ Bob’s Smoked Fish Dip and Beck’s Smoked Tuna Spread,