Warning about illegal activities for food manufacturers
The Food and Drug Administration recently sent warning letters to a Florida bakery, a New York ready-to-eat (RTE) food manufacturer, and seafood processors in Maine and Korea because inspectors found significant violations of U.S. food safety laws at their operations.
Businesses have 15 days to respond in writing to the FDA after receiving a warning letter. If they don’t correct the violations, the FDA can take action up to and including shutting down operations.
Atlantic Bakery ltd., doing business as Old School Bakery - Delray Beach, FL Inspectors found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation, in addition to misbranding; “Based on FDA’s inspectional findings, we determined that your food products manufactured in your facility are adulterated in that they were prepared, packed or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have been rendered injurious to health.”
The FDA sent a warning letter dated July 12, 2019 to the bakery owner William B. Himmelrich, informing him of multiple violations after inspecting the facility Dec. 28, 2019 through Feb. 5, 2019 and obtaining product labeling and manufacturing records for several of the bakery's RTE products.