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 Foreign Supplier Verification Program inspection of California import company leads to FDA warning

As a near-year-round body, the California Legislature does things a little differently. Until the middle of September, it has adjourned most of its committees to put the Upper Chamber’s focus almost entirely on floor action.

That is good news for the California Food Safety Act, which is on the State

Continue Reading Just before the final vote, one item was removed from AB418’s list of substances banned in food

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is working with Panda Express in Lancaster (44411 Valley Central Way Lancaster, CA 93536) to alert consumers of a possible hepatitis A exposure. Public Health identified hepatitis A virus infection in a food handler who worked at this location.


Continue Reading Patrons of a Panda Express in Lancaster, CA, urged to get hepatitis A vaccinations

When the conservative U.S. Supreme Court said California could put whatever restrictions it wanted on selling meat, it left rural producer states scratching their heads.

The Court’s state’s rights philosophy upheld the animal housing requirements of Proposition 12 but left pork producers and the National Farm Bureau wondering what happened.

Continue Reading A new study says EATS Act could do a lot of damage, including to food safety