Latest headlines

FDA sends warning letters to food producers

FDA sends warning letters to food producersPennsylvania airline food manufacturer Gourmail Inc., doing business as Jyoti Natural Foods, was issued a warning letter in May from FDA for violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practices during a recent inspection.

The letter states the violations caused the foods to be adulterated in the “way that they were prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have been contaminated with filth or rendered injurious to health.”

Specific violations included facility ceilings that were unable to be adequately cleaned, kept in good repair and that do not drip from fixtures on to the food. According to the letter, inspectors at the facility observed water dripping from an exhaust vent into the ready-to-eat airline meal production area. Company officials notified FDA the product which was contaminated by this drip was destroyed, but the FDA says further action is needed.

Other food producers that received warning letters in May included Galil Importing Corp., Eddies Place, Sea Fex, Inc., Empresas Barsan Inc., Maharaha Food Importers Inc., and Louisa Food Products Inc. for HACCP violations that rendered products adulterated.

Letter recipients have 15 days to respond; outlining the corrective actions they will take and include documentation of the steps if necessary.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Food Engineering Magazine.

Recent Articles by Jeremy Gerrard

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

IPPE 2015

The 2015 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) was held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, Jan. 27-29. More than 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry representatives attended the event to interact with the 1,288 exhibitors on the show floor that covered more than 490,000 net square feet. At the show exhibitors demonstrated innovations in equipment, supplies and services utilized by firm in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and feed products.

Podcasts

Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
More Podcasts

Food Engineering

Food Engineering March 2015 cover

2015 March

In this March 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how a surprise FDA audit could be serious if you're not recording key data.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Plant Facility/Site Issues

What issue about your current plant facility/site keeps you up the most at night?
View Results Poll Archive

THE FOOD ENGINEERING STORE

Food-Authentication-Flyer-(.gif
Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

FE recent tweets

facebook_40.pngtwitter_40px.pngyoutube_40px.png linkedin_40px.pngGoogle +

Food Master

Food Engineering Food Master 2015Food Master 2015 is now available!

Where the buying process begins in the food and beverage manufacturing market. 

Visit www.foodmaster.com to learn more.