May 9, 2021

FDA Warns Two Companies Selling OTC CBD Products For Pain Relief

The FDA has issued warning letters to two companies selling OTC CBD products for pain relief. The items are labeled as containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The letters address the illegal marketing of unapproved drugs labeled as containing CBD. The FDA has not approved any over-the-counter (OTC) drugs containing CBD, and these products do not meet the requirements to be legally marketed without an approved new drug application. CBD has known pharmacological effects on people, with demonstrated risks, so it can't be legally marketed as an inactive ingredient in OTC drug products that are not approved by the FDA. The letters also cite substandard manufacturing practices, including the failure to comply with … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Mercola Over Products Claiming to Treat and Cure COVID-19

The FDA has sent a warning letter to Mercola.com about their products being marketed as diagnostic tools, treatment options, and cures for COVID-19. The letter, dated February 18, 2021, addresses "Unapproved and Misbranded Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019." The company's websites and social media accounts promote these products which are considered unapproved new drugs sold in violation of the FDA's Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The FDA is taking urgent measures to protect consumers that, without approval or authorization by that agency, claim to "mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19 in people." The government states that Mercola must take immediate action to cease the sale of these unapproved and unauthorized products. Some of the claims on the … [Read more...]

El Abuelito Cheese Listeria Warning Letter Sent by FDA in June 2020

An El Abuelito Cheese Listeria warning letter was sent to the company by the FDA in June, 2020. This is the brand that may be associated with the current Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to Hispanic-style soft and fresh cheeses that has sickened seven people in four states, according to testing conducted by the Connecticut Department of Health. The letter states that after an FDA inspection, a Form FDA-483 was issued that found the facility was not in compliance with the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (CGMP & PC). Government officials found "serious violations" of the CGMP & PC rule, according to the El Abuelito Cheese Listeria warning letter, because the owner, operator, or agent in … [Read more...]

FDA Warning Letter to Dole Fresh Vegetables Mislabeled Tuscan Herb Salad

The FDA has sent a warning letter dated September 25, 2020 to Dole Fresh Vegetables at 2959 Salinas Highway in Monterey, California, after failure to comply with preventive controls of thee Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation. ┬áThe product, HEB Tuscan Herb Chopped Salad Kit, was recalled in March 2020 for undeclared peanuts, wheat, soy, and tree nuts, four of the major food allergens. The FDA states that the company said that the mislabeling occurred when the incorrect masterpack kit, which is the kit containing the dressing and other toppings, was "unintentionally used during the production of the salad." The company also stated that the firm "did not have a robust enough verification process for product … [Read more...]

Lansing, Michigan Quality Dairy Has Listeria and Roach Problem

The Lansing, Michigan Quality Dairy has Listeria monocytogenes and roach problems, according to a warning letter posted by the FDA on May 13, 2020. That facility produces ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads and bakery products. There is zero tolerance for Listeria monocytogenes contamination in RTE products. FDA has issued Form 483, which details food safety issues and problems found during inspections. The products made by the manufacturer are considered adulterated "in that they were prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth or whereby they may have been rendered injurious to health." The company responded to inspection reports on February 19, 2020, describing corrective actions, but the FDA issued the letter to … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Maker of Chlorine Dioxide Products Used for COVID-19

The FDA has issued a warning letter to Genesis II Church of Health and Healing that markets fraudulent and dangerous chlorine dioxide products for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The company makes a product called "Miracle Mineral Solution." The FDA has warned consumers not to purchase or drink chlorine dioxide products that are sold as medical treatments online. There is no scientific evidence supporting this compound's safety or effectiveness. These products also pose significant risks to patient health. FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen M. Hahn said in a statement, "Despite previous warnings, the FDA is concerned that we are still seeing chlorine dioxide products being sold with misleading claims that they are safe and effective for the treatment of diseases, now including … [Read more...]

Fuji Foods Sushi Facility Receives FDA Warning Letter For Listeria

Fuji Foods sushi facility has received an FDA warning letter for Listeria contamination in their facility. That company, located at 121 Liberty Street in Brockton, Massachusetts,┬árecalled ready-to-eat sushi, salads, and spring rolls under the brand names Trader Joes and Okami on November 27, 2019 for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses were reported in connection with that recall. The warning letter states that environmental samples from different areas in the facility, including food-contact surfaces and areas near food, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA also found serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation during the inspection. Because of the results of the inspection, the company's … [Read more...]

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