FDA Warning Letters: Seafood Importer and Low-Acid Foods Processor

November 16, 2015

In its most recently posted warning letters, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put a seafood importer in New York and a processor of thermally processed low-acid foods in Mexico on notice that they have not been adequately following federal regulations.

On Aug. 12, 2015, FDA officials in College Park, MD, wrote to Procesamiento Especializado De Alimentos S.A.P.I. De C.V. in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, to tell them that inspectors visiting the seafood processing facility from April 4-6, 2015, found “serious deviations” from the agency’s seafood HACCP regulations, as well as the regulations regarding Emergency Permit Control and Thermally Processed Low-Acid Foods…