A Texas dairy and a North Carolina cracker company are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety laws.

The FDA sent warning letters to the companies in August and October, posting them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed 15 working days to respond to…

Almost 1,500 pounds of whole, young chickens are being recalled from restaurants and retailers in New York because government testing found residue of the antibiotic nitrofurazone.

Brooklyn-based NY Livestock Market Inc. produced and packaged the chickens on April 10, according to the recall notice on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection website.

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Warning lettersFDAWarningcolor_406x250 recently made public by the Food and Drug Administration addressed food safety violations at seafood processing operations in Portugal and Peru, dirty equipment and insects at a cider production facility in Kansas and improper use of antibiotics by a dairy in Minnesota.

Recipients of FDA warning letters have 15 days to respond to…

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-shrimp-cocktail-background-close-up-view-group-fresh-delicious-refrigerated-crustaceans-as-gourmet-seafood-image36678806 American consumers are scooping up more shrimp than ever at lower prices, but it is not all good news because some aquaculture-grown shrimp and prawns from Malaysia contain residues from unapproved animal drugs and unsafe food additives. The combination of the huge consumer demand in the U.S and the growing potential for unsafe product getting…