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Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 17, 2020 by


As grocery shopping remains a necessity during this pandemic, many people have questions about how to shop safely. We want to reassure consumers that there is currently no evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This particular coronavirus causes respiratory illness and is […]

Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

March 19, 2020 by


Information from the Food and Drug Administration: Q:  Is the U.S. food supply safe? Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal (GI) viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A that often make people ill through contaminated food, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is a virus […]

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, […]