FDA Updates Protocol for the Development and Registration of Treatments for Preharvest Agricultural Water

May 18, 2022 FDA

Two updates have been made since we first released the protocol in July 2020.

FDA Issues Final Guidance for Seeds Used for Sprouting

May 16, 2022 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final guidance titled “Reducing Microbial Food Safety Hazards in the Production of Seed for Sprouting: Guidance for Industry.” This guidance outlines FDA’s serious concerns over foodborne illness outbreaks associated with the consumption of raw and lightly-cooked sprouts and provides firms with recommended steps to prevent adulteration throughout the production chain of seed for sprouting.

FDA Adds Nekkanti Sea Foods to Import Alert on Nitrofurans; Refuses Shrimp Contaminated with Banned Antibiotics from Five Different Countries in April

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published detailed data regarding 107 total seafood entry line refusals in April, of which eight (7.5%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.  

Specific Items Containing H-E-B Bakery Two Bite Brownies Manufactured by an Outside Supplier Voluntarily Recalled for Potential Presence of Metal Fragments

May 4, 2022 FDA

H-E-B is voluntarily issuing a recall for H-E-B Bakery Two Bite Brownies (12 oz) and H-E-B Simply Delicious Cookies with Brownie Bites Party Trays for potential metal fragments in product. The potentially affected products were manufactured by an outside supplier and distributed only to H-E-B and Joe V’s Smart Shop stores in Texas and Mexico.

Gorton’s Issues Voluntary Recall for Small Quantity of Fish Sandwich Fillets

April 29, 2022 FDA

Gorton’s Seafood is voluntarily recalling frozen seafood item, Gorton’s Fish Sandwich – 100% Whole Fillets, 18.3 oz, due to the isolated and unusual potential presence of large and/or sharp bone fragments. While there have been no reports of injury from the product to date, the company is taking this action to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our consumers. Consumption of this recalled product may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury.