The United States filed a civil complaint against Long Island City, NY-based Foo Yuan Food Products Company Inc., its owner and president Hsing Chang, and its secretary Susan Chang, to stop them from preparing and distributing adulterated seafood products in violation of federal law.

The Department of Justice filed the complaint at the request of…

A Seattle-King County Public Health food inspector late Thursday ordered the closure of Burien Fresh Smoothies in conjunction with an ongoing foodborne illness outbreak that has seen two people admitted to hospitals.

Burien is a town of about 50,000 immediately west of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in King County, WA. The restaurant is at 15712 1st…

Ireland has launched a food safety and authenticity strategy to proactively identify and mitigate risk in the supply chain.

Implementation will focus on seven areas: communications; training; risk assessment; contingency planning; data capture, analysis and utilization; policy design; and harmonization of activities. A project team has been created for each area.

The Minister for Agriculture,…

Spanish authorities have seized 45 tons of illegally treated tuna fish from four provinces. Four people face possible criminal penalties of up to four years in prison for endangering public health, as well as administrative sanctions.

Frozen tuna for canning had been treated with substances that enhance the color and then diverted to the market

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service enforcement report for the past quarter shows it brought criminal actions in federal courts in Florida and Georgia. As a result, later this month, one defendant will be sentenced, and another will participate in his defense during an upcoming pre-trial hearing.

A Grand Jury indicted Randal Hamby, a…

Three seafood companies that export seafood to the United States on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, in addition to several other U.S. food safety laws.

The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in Latvia, Portugal, and Taiwan in…

A Hawaiian fruit leather manufacturer is on notice from the FDA after inspectors determined the claims on the company’s product labels, product brochures and website established that its products are drugs.

The Food and Drug Administration reported the drug designation is accurate for the products “because they are intended for use in the cure, mitigation,…

A company that provides a variety of goods and services to the food industry — including coatings that are used on breakfast cereals — is on notice from the FDA for failure to control Salmonella bacteria in its Gridley, IL, production plant.

Although the Food and Drug Administration blacked out key details in a warning…

Arrow Reliance Inc., dba Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, is taking steps to correct multiple violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act discovered during an investigation of Darwin’s raw pet food manufacturing facility in December 2017 and January 2018.

The Food and Drug Administration detailed the problems in a warning letter April 2.

A…

A new agency has been created in Singapore to oversee food safety beginning in April next year.

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR). It will bring together food-related functions currently handled by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), the National Environment Agency