U.S. Marshals have seized food products store in the San Francisco Herb & Natural Food Company on August 21, 2012, under a warrant issued by the U.S. District Court for Northern California. FDA inspectors found “significant insanitary conditions throughout the warehouse during a recent inspection,” according to the FDA.
The unsanitary conditions included live and dead rodents in and around the products, and rodent nesting materials found in the food. Dara A. Corrigan, FDA associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, said, “the violations at San Francisco Herb & Natural Food Company in Fremont, California are widespread and significant. The seized goods are held under an embargo by the State of California’s Department of Public Health. The food products that were stored in metal and glass containers were exempted from the embargo and seizure.
That company recalled 16 products for “potential contamination of filth” on July 29, 2012. The products were sold mostly over the internet. There have not been any illnesses reported to date in association with the consumption of the facility’s products. If you have consumed the company’s products and have become ill, report it to the FDA at 240-402-2405.