FDA Warning Letters: Salmonella, Listeria, Drug Residues, HACCP Issues

November 30, 2015

The latest batch of warning letters posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were addressed to a nut processor, a cheese manufacturer, four dairies, and two seafood importers.

In the most unusual letter of the group, FDA wrote that the president of Gold State Nut LLC in Biggs, CA, was observed handling a bearded dragon in his office and then touching shelled walnuts afterward without washing his hands.

Three of the 100 environmental swabs FDA collected from the nut processing facility last spring tested positive for Salmonella, according to the warning letter.

All cracked walnuts at the facility pass under…