FDA sent warning letters to the various companies and entities under its jurisdiction.
On June 1st, 2022, the agency warned Supreme Fruit Produce, Inc, in San Diego, California, for not having FSVP for several imported products, resulting in the issuance of Form 438a.
Upon inspection, FDA revealed that the company did not follow an FSVP for each of the following foods:
-Freshly imported chayote
-Fresh imported serrano peppers
-Fresh imported coconuts.
On December 9th, 2022, in New Jersey, Ruth Special Food Store LLC received a notice for not having FSVP for organic shiny-skinned pumpkin kernels and dry-roasted edamame, triggering the issuance of an FDA Form 483a.
On November 21st, 2022, the FDA warned Nature’s Way Farms LLC in Texas for noncompliance with FSVP regulations on imported fresh bell peppers and fresh imported avocados.
Likewise, on November 1st and August 25th, 2022, the agency notified Del Valle Import Corp. in New York and Sree Nidhi Corp. in North Carolina for similar reasons. The FDA found noncompliance with FSVP regulations for imported Dragon Fruit, Sweet Melons foods, and freshly imported plantains for Del Valle Import. For Sree Nidhi, the agency issued a form for imported Karivepaku with Garlic Spices, Semolina Course Wheat, Maize Atta Corn Flour, and Frozen Mango Slices.
News Desk. (January, 9th 2023). Warning letters sent to food firms across the U.S. because of import violations. Food Safety News. https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2023/01/warning-letters-sent-to-food-firms-across-the-u-s-because-of-import-violations/