From August 19-26th the FDA inspected a ready-to-eat (RTE) candies and snack food manufacturing facility located in Arizona, called Cerreta Candy Company. The inspection resulted in the FDA issuing of a Warning Letter to the company. During inspection FDA investigators found numerous severe violations which led them to determine that the products manufactured at the facility were adulterated. There were no labeling violations on this one, but the cGMP violations were numerous.
From July 9th– 17th the FDA inspected a fresh cut produce manufacturing facility located in Texas. The inspection resulted in the FDA issuing of a Warning Letter to the company. There were numerous severe violations. Although there were not labeling based issues, the violations in regards to cGMPs and PCs were numerous.
May 7-8, 2019 and June 7, 2019 FDA inspected Tugusto Foods, down in Puerto Rico. We like this Warning Letter because we can see some label violations, but we would be remiss to not at least give the highlights of the serious cGMP and related food safety violations observed. If anyone is looking for either a clear example of how not to operate a food facility, or even perhaps a comprehensive guide to attracting and collecting pests – this read is hard to beat.
From June 24- July 3, 2019 the FDA inspected U.S. Dairy Unlimited, LLC., a ready-to-eat (RTE) cheese manufacturing facility, located in Miami, FL. The inspection resulted in the FDA issuing of a Warning Letter to the company. Although there were not labeling based issues at U.S. Dairy Unlimited, the serious cGMP and food safety observations seemed unlimited.