December 5, 2016

Unsanitary Conditions Prompt Closure of Floppers Foods in Alabama

Unsanitary conditions prompted the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama to order BEK Catering LLC.doing business as Floppers Foods in Daphne, Alabama to cease operations until the company can come into compliance with FDA requirements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted multiple inspections between September 2011 and April 2015 and found repeated deviations from HACCP requirements. “When a company fails to provide an adequate plan for preventing food safety hazards from occurring in their facility, they are putting the public at risk,”  Melinda K. Plaisier, the FDA’s associate commissioner for regulatory affairs said in a statement. “It is the job of the FDA to oversee that seafood businesses have adequate controls in place for the products they … [Read more...]

Sewage on the Restaurant Kitchen Floor and Other Gross Food News

If you had to make a list of things you wouldn't want to see in a restaurant kitchen, it's a good bet that some of them are included in this month's edition of the Neews, food safety stories that put the eew in news, including one contender that may not have initially sprung to mind: sewage. Sewage coming up through the floor drains was one of the 53 food safety violations that health inspectors found at China Pearl in St Peterburg, Fla., according to WTSP News. Other violations included: employees not washing their hands and touching ready-to-eat foods when not wearing gloves, a stench wafting from the restroom, temperature violations, food in the handwashing sink, uncovered bins of food on the floor, and more than 300 rodent droppings. Inspectors made a visit to the restaurant … [Read more...]

Maggots in the Meat Case and Other Gross Food Safety Stories

Maggots in the meat case at a California Whole Foods store in Noe Valley is the news story that takes the top spot in this month's edition of the Neews, food safety stories that put the eew in news. A meat clerk, Marc Melancon,  told KRON-4 news that there were 40 maggots in meat case when he arrived at about 2 pm on a Monday but the problem wasn't addressed until after the store closed that night. “It was pretty bad,” Melancon told the station. I could “actually see maggots underneath the plastic right near the meat that I was selling inside the case.”     Store management told the San Francisco health department that only one dead maggot had been found, that it was not in contact with the meat and that the case was cleaned Monday, Tuesday and Friday, according to the news … [Read more...]

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