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
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Atropine was detected in four of 14 samples of cereal-based foods intended for children, according to a survey last year by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet).

Another tropane alkaloid, scopolamine, was detected in two of the samples. As in 2017, the highest levels were found in processed snacks for
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Mountain Mel’s is recalling herbal teas, some recommended for infants and toddlers, because of an ingredient that is already under recall for the risk of Salmonella infection.

Based in Welches, OR, Mountain Mel’s Essential Goods LLC distributed the implicated tea nationwide through Azure Standard, and The company also
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When QTrade Teas & Herbs’ Level 2 SQF Institute food safety and quality system review is complete this month, a well-deserved holiday rest awaits. For now, QTrade is fully engaged in audit preparations while filling orders without delay. Inspectors will spend two days completing their document assessment of the 70,000-square-foot
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