The Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction as part of its enforcement activities. 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

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The FDA is warning consumers not to eat and restaurants and retailers not to sell certain raw, frozen oysters from Korea because of an outbreak of norovirus infections.

The California Department of Health notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the outbreak on April 9. The FDA issued its

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Ingomar Packing Co of Los Banos, CA,  is recalling diced tomatoes because of foreign objects in the product, specifically plastic.

According to the details posted by the FDA, the recall was initiated on Aug. 3, 2023, and is ongoing.

The recalled products were distributed in the U.S. in California and

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The Avian influenza summer break is not only over, it has been smashed. In the past 30 days, the virus has spread to 106 commercial flocks in 23 states. And California is the latest to report outbreaks —in two broiler operations in Stanislaus County and an egg-laying business in Sonoma

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Until early next year, California is considering the Proposition 12 products already in the pipeline.   After that, the state plans to close its market to pork products from locations that don’t comply with California animal housing standards.

Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court found that California Proposition 12, banning

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The patient count from E. coli infections associated with a San Diego restaurant has risen to 35, according to county health officials.

At least 10 of the patients, including four children, have required hospitalization after eating at Miguel’s Cocina in San Diego’s 4S Ranch neighborhood. The restaurant had been closed

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San Diego County officials are reporting more patients with E. Coli infections traced to Miguel’s Cocina in 4S Ranch restaurant.

Now, 17 patients have been confirmed with seven people, including four children, being hospitalized. As of Oct. 24 there were 13 patients confirmed. The patients range in age from 6

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It’s being called the “Skittle Law” by some in California, which is still controversial and outlaws red dye 3. It was initially to ban five dangerous substances from food, but titanium dioxide was ultimately allowed.

Maybe the power of the chewing gum lobby saved titanium dioxide. It is a food

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