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

Continue Reading Food firm warned after multiple positive Listeria tests, another warned about cockroaches in facility

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

Continue Reading Detroit firm warned over cockroaches, other conditions in ready-to-eat tortilla facility

The City Council In Lewiston, Maine, has decided not to eliminate its local restaurant inspection program and not to withdraw funding from the city’s sanitarian positions. The votes was unanimous.

Lewiston remains one of three cities in Maine that, for the state, handles local restaurant inspections

The City Council took

Continue Reading Maine city decides to stay in the restaurant inspection business

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 Birds, rodents, worms and cockroaches in food facility lead to FDA warning

The City Council in Lewiston, ME, will still vote next month to end local restaurant inspections, but there will not be any survey of businesses before then.

Lewiston currently inspects restaurants in the city under an agreement with the state.  But the paperwork is ready to blow up that agreement

Continue Reading Town’s vote to end city restaurant inspections will occur without a survey

The 9-day closure of a popular Lewiston, ME, restaurant has created such a kerfuffle that Food Safety News has looked deeper into what happened.  Dialing back to last year, it seems an emerging cockroach infestation concerned restaurant staff who tried working with their pest control contractor but found it necessary

Continue Reading Its own staff reported the cockroach infestation that led to the politically charged closure of Maine restaurant

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended poultry processing at a Foster Farms plant in Livingston, CA, due to an infestation of cockroaches. Since then, some people have expressed confusion about why the agency closed the plant for pests but not months ago during an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella
Continue Reading Why Did FSIS Close a Foster Farms Plant for Cockroaches But Not Salmonella?