The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published five warning letters it issued to dairies and seafood processors. Dueppengeisser Dairy Company of Perry, NY, and Todd & Patty Meech Dairy Farm of Sebeka, MN, received warning letters after selling a calf and a cow for slaughter that were considered adulterated because of unacceptable levels of drug residues in their tissues. A third dairy — Diamond W Ranch of Petaluma, CA — received a letter about the extra-label use of animal drugs, including disregarding the servicing veterinarian’s dosage-per-injection-site limitation, the withdrawal timeframe, and route of administration. Graham Shrimp Company of Bayou La Batre, AL, received a warning letter about its incomplete response to a May inspection, which cited “serious violations” of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations. “[I]t did not contain real-time data to support proposed corrective actions already taken, and some actions have yet to be taken,” FDA wrote. Another seafood processing facility — Mrs. Wheat’s Fabulous Foods of New Orleans, LA — was warned about failing to monitor the temperature of crawfish while they are thawing in a water bath, failing to list a critical limit that will ensure control of one or more hazards, failing to list one or more critical control points necessary for each of the identified food safety hazards, and failing to annually sign and date the company’s HACCP plan. In each letter, FDA requested that the farms and companies provide written responses detailing steps taken to bring the firms into compliance with food safety laws and regulations, to correct violations cited in the letters, and to prevent their recurrence. Recipients of these warning letters have 15 working days from receipt to outline specific steps they have taken to come into compliance with the law.