Rodent and insect infested food seized following FDA inspection
Inspectors found widespread rodent and insect activity and insufficient barriers to food contact surfaces.
US Marshals seized food products at Gourmet Provisions, LLC and Golden Cup, LLC after an FDA inspection found widespread rodent and insect activity, unclean equipment and structural defents. The products were manufactured by Gourmet Provisions and stored by both companies in Waynesboro, VA. According to an AP report, Gourmet Provisions manufactures ice cream cones and stores other finished food products in its warehouse, while Royal Cup stores coffee service items in a separate area in the warehouse.
“These companies have a responsibility for the safety and quality of their products,” says Melinda K. Plaisier, the FDA’s associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “When firms do not uphold this responsibility, the FDA will take actions that demonstrate its commitment to assuring consumers that foods they buy are prepared, packaged, and held under sanitary conditions.”
No illnesses have been reported associated with these products.