June 21, 2024

The FDA’s “Best” Worst Warning Letters of 2022

When the FDA discovers that a company has significantly violated federal regulations, the agency issues a warning letter. These letters enumerate some of the key violations and instruct the offender to devise and execute a plan to correct them within a designated timeline. All of these letters deal with serious food safety violations - filth, pests, bacteria, but some really stand out. Here are some of the notable warning letters the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent in 2022. "A History of Infestation" Dollar Tree Inc. This letter, sent November 8, 2022, pertains to an FDA inspection that took place January 11 - February 11, 2022, at Family Dollar Distribution Inc., located at 1800 Family Dollar Parkway, West Memphis, AR. At that time, the facility stored and distributed … [Read more...]

Lee’s Recalls 220 Tons of Sandwiches

Lee’s Sandwiches recall has more than doubled to now include 220 tons of meat. The recall includes ham and cheese croissants, cooked dry shredded pork and shredded pork bi sold at Lee’s locations in California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. The recalled products may contain “Est. 11041” or “P-11041” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The are 54,509 -lb. of “Banh Bao Pork & Egg Steamed Bun;” 15,147 -lb. of “Banh Bao Trung Cut Pork & Quail Egg Steamed Bun Vietnamese Style;”55,114 -lb. of “PORK PATE CHAUD (LARGE);” 6,016.5-lb. of “PORK PATE CHAUD (SMALL); " 50,036-lb. of “CHICKEN PATE CHAUD (LARGE), and 6,184.5-lb. of “CHICKEN PATE CHAUD (SMALL), 22,812-lb. of “SLICED OIL BROWNED TURKEY PREMIUM BREAST MEAT FULLY COOKED, and 2,453.5-lb. of “SLICED SALAMI MEAT with … [Read more...]

Yauk’s Recall Expands, Again

Yauk’s Specialty Meats of Windsor, Colo.  is expanding its recall for a second time to include additional products that was produced under insanitary conditions. The products being recalled today are in addition to the various meat and poultry products that were recalled on Dec. 9 and Dec. 12, 2013. The products included in this expansion bear the establishment number “Est. 20309” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection and include: Corner Post Meats brand hams and bacon, Old Style Sausage brand Smoked Andouille Sausage and Old Style Sausage brand Smoked Kielbasa Sausage. During a food safety assessment on Dec. 5,  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) discovered that products at Yauk's were being produced under insanitary conditions, including … [Read more...]

Yauk’s Meat Recall Expands

Yauk’s Specialty Meats of Windsor, Colo. is expanding its recall to include an undetermined amount of various meat and poultry products that were produced under insanitary conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). This is an expansion of a recall of  90,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products announced Dec. 9, 2013. The recalled products have the brand names: Four Sisters Farm, Heart Rock Bison, High Point Bison, Luc’s Pizza, Mountain States Poultry & Meats, Open A Bar 2, Rocky Plains Quality Meats, Schmidt’s Bakery & Deli, Wag’s Livestock, Wayne’s Specialty Meats, Windsor Dairy, Wyoming Pure Beef and Yauk’s Specialty Meats. And they bear the establishment number “Est. 20309” or “P-20309” inside the USDA Mark … [Read more...]

XL Foods Reopens After Recall Amid Heightened Food Safety Concerns

An E. coli outbreak  linked to the XL Foods beef recall that has sickened 16 people in four Canadian provinces has raised food safety concerns among consumers in Canada, according to the results of a new Ipsos poll.  Eighty three percent of Canadians surveyed said they were concerned about food safety, an increase of 6 percentage points since the last survey in 2010. The number of those who say they "trust in the safety of meat products" has dropped 9 nine percentage points to 77 percent, according to the survey. But only 44 percent say their fears will affect their consumption of beef for the short term and just 9 percent say the massive recall and associated outbreak will change how much beef they eat in the future. The poll results were released the same day that the Canadian Food … [Read more...]

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