FDA Warning Letters: Seafood HACCP Violations, Manufacturing Plant Contamination

August 31, 2015

A Maspeth, NY, seafood importer, a Springfield, VA, bean sprout operation, and a Brooklyn, NY, cheese manufacturer were on the receiving end of recent warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Shah Poran Distributors Inc. was sent a warning letter dated Aug. 12 from FDA’s New York district office concerning alleged violations of the seafood Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations.

Specifically, the company was told that its frozen Shad and Hilsa fish are adulterated because they have been prepared, packed or held under insanitary conditions. FDA also warned the company that its fish or fishery products could…