FDA Warning Letters: Seafood HACCP Issues in NY and WI

November 23, 2015

A New York seafood importer and a Wisconsin food manufacturing facility were on the receiving end of recently posted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letters.

On Nov. 3, FDA sent a warning letter to Vern’s Cheese Inc. in Chilton, WI, stemming from inspections on May 20 and 27, and June 2, 2015. The letter stated that Vern’s had “serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations, resulting in the company’s ready-to-eat seafood products being adulterated.

Vern’s responded to the FDA inspection, but the agency said HACCP deviations remain, specifically:

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