Program Analyst Cedric “Ced” Hardy proudly retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving for 20 years. He followed his military service with a 20-year executive career in the private sector. Hardy’s “third act” began in October 2020 with FSIS’ Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit (OIEA).

LEPS Program Analyst

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TGD Cuts LLC has initiated a recall of some of its fresh-cut fruit cup, clamshell and tray products because they contain cantaloupe from TruFresh, which has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Because of the expanded recall of fresh, whole cantaloupes by TruFresh on Nov. 28, TGD Cuts LLC

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As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are

Continue Reading FDA sends warning to food firm with CBD and THC in products over risk of unintended consumption

The FDA is advising parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because the product may contain elevated levels of lead. 

Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches should contact their

Continue Reading Excessive levels of lead in baby food found to have impacted at least 4 children

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball has alerted consumers to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in Qilu Enterprises brand “enoki mushrooms,” distributed by Utopia Produce, 83-18 72nd Drive, Glendale, NY. 

This product was distributed in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, and West Virginia. 


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Nestlé USA has initiated a recall of some Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough “break and bake” bars after consumer complaints of wood fragments in the product.

This recall is for two batches of the 16.5-ounce “break and bake” cookie dough products that were produced on April 24 and

Continue Reading Consumers complain of wood pieces in Nestle cookie dough; recall launched