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FDA delayed E. coli outbreak announcement by nearly a month

November 4, 2019 by


By John Bowden The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last week that a previously unreported E. coli outbreak occurred between July and September, affecting nearly two dozen people who ate tainted Romaine lettuce. News of the outbreak, first reported Friday by The Washington Post, came nearly a month after the Post found that FDA officials […]

Removing Coconuts from FDA’s Major Food Allergen List – Say what?

September 11, 2019 by


REMOVING COCONUTS FROM FDA’S MAJOR FOOD ALLERGEN LIST The Coconut Coalition of the Americas is going to spearhead the submission of a citizen petition (CP) requesting that FDA revise the FALCPA Guidance Document to remove coconut from the list of “tree nuts” identified as a major food allergen. The 2004 Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer […]

Whitsons Food Service – Bronx, Corp. receives FDA Warning Letter

September 4, 2019 by


Whitson’s Food Service – Bronx, Corp received an FDA Warning Letter for Ready-To-Eat (RTE), salad, sandwich, and institutional meals manufacturing facility located at 1800 Motor Parkway, Islandia, NY 11749 from October 30 through November 21, 2018. The letter stated that FDA inspectors found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based […]

Tahini company receives FDA warning letter

August 28, 2019 by


Sunshine International Foods, Methuen, MA has received the attached FDA Warning Letter for unsanitary working conditions. FDA investigators found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule. FDA investigators observed the following conditions: a. Hardened tahini was present around the gasket between a stainless-steel pipe […]

FDA: 21% of ice cream plants tested after 2015 deadly outbreak showed harmful bacteria

April 26, 2019 by


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  conducted an assignment to inspect ice cream production facilities across the country in 2016 and 2017 to determine the prevalence of certain types of harmful bacteria in these establishments and whether they were implementing food safety programs to control pathogens. The FDA began the assignment on August 1, […]

FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella from Shell Eggs from Rose Acre Farms

May 14, 2018 by


The FDA is disclosing a list of domestic consignors who further distributed the products to foreign consignees. This information is being made available to enable foreign authorities and regulatory counterparts to follow-up with foreign establishments that received the recalled eggs and take appropriate action. It is unknown if Rose Acres Farms is the only egg […]

Statement from FDA Commissioner on the benefits from enactment of menu labeling

May 8, 2018 by


Science tells us that improvements in diet and nutrition offer one of our greatest opportunities to have a profound and generational impact on human health, reducing the burden of chronic disease, from diabetes to cancer to heart disease. We know that many Americans both want and use nutritional information on food package labels to make […]