Seoul Shik Poom Gets FDA Warning
by Carol Fletcher, The Record
Posted: 2009-11-30 15:45:05 EST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Englewood seafood importer Seoul Shik Poom Inc. about failing to identify product hazards on packages of its frozen fish and not correctly labeling certain vegetable items.

According to an Oct. 29 letter to the company, packaging for the frozen mackerel and salted wild anchovy lacked documentation warning about the dangers of histamine and pathogens and paperwork that declares the products safe. The FDA also said the same items lacked evidence the fish was processed following U.S. food safety guidelines.

Seoul Shik Poom has 15 days to respond to the violations, and the FDA may take further action if the violations are not corrected, the letter said.

The federal agency also cited labels on several vegetable, fruit and nut products as not following FDA regulations by leaving out information such as sulfites as ingredients and labels not written in English.

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