Seafood Importer, processor warned after failing safety checks

February 22, 2016

A California seafood importer located in Monterey Park, was, after failing an inspection Oct. 21-22, 2015, the target of a Jan. 29 warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The agency’s warning letter told the New Ocean Trading (USA) Inc.  that the FDA found “serious violations” of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation at the importer’s facility.

In the warning letter, FDA said “there must be evidence that all fish and fishery products offered for entry into the United States have been processed under conditions that comply with (applicable U.S. laws and regulations).” If such evidence…