FDA Shuts Down a Seafood Producer Operations in Texas

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - eTradeWire -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently suspended the food facility registration of Topway Enterprises Inc., also doing business as Kazy's Gourmet, of Houston, Texas. The company cannot sell or distribute any food into commerce.

This action follows inspections conducted by the FDA and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) where serious sanitation issues were observed, including several samples confirming the presence of Listeria and pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes).

The company has yet to implement adequate corrective actions at their facility and as a result the FDA-issued safety alert on July 18.

The alert advises restaurants and food retailers in Texas and Louisiana to stop selling and discard recent shipments of Topway's ready to eat (RTE) seafood products, including raw tuna and salmon, due to possible Listeria contamination.

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"The FDA and the Texas DSHS have documented a pattern of food safety violations at the Topway facility as well as an unwillingness and disregard by the company to cease operations and correct severe violations at… To read the complete story, click on this link: https://abasto.com/en/news/fda-shuts-down-seafood-producer-operations-in-texas/?utm_source=prblog&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=fda_seafood

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