Canned pasteurized crabmeat, smoked salmon, and caviar being produced by a Dallas seafood company are adulterated, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In an Oct. 10 warning letter, FDA’s Dallas district told the A.M. Wholesale Fish Co. that its seafood processing facility-doing business as the Syosset Seafood Co. has serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations. These include not having a HACCP plan for canned pasteurized crabmeat that is adequate for controlling pathogen growth and toxin formation, including Clostridium botulinum. FDA is concerned about the temperatures of the product during shipping. The warning letter expressed similar concerns involving temperatures to control Clostridium botulinum for the company’s cold smoked salmon. In addition, FDA expressed doubts about continuous time and temperature monitoring for the pasteurized canned crabmeat shipments. One problem cited was that loading times were not included in “time in transit” estimates, an area where FDA suggested amendments to Syosset’s HACCP plan; The warning letter was based on observations made by FDA inspectors during a site visit to the seafood processing facility from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, 2014. The agency asked for a response from the company within 15 working days. It said that as a domestic facility, it would charge a fee to re-inspect the facility.