FDA Warning Letters: Facility Problems, Unsafe Ingredients, Drug Residues

August 24, 2015

The latest batch of warning letters posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) included one addressed to Frito-Lay Inc. of Plano, TX, concerning the “poor state of repair” of the company’s snack food manufacturing facility in Pulaski, TN.

The letter stated that an investigator from FDA who inspected the facility on May 26 and 27, and June 1, 2015, observed a number of problems.

These included peeling, chipping and missing paint; containers to collect water “due to apparent leaks in the roof” suspended from the ceiling and often directly over exposed product; worn and soiled equipment wash and sanitize bay, walls…