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FDA warns Whole Foods, Listeria found in kitchen

Posted on June 21, 2016 11:34 am under Defective Food Product

On June 8, 2016, a warning letter was sent by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Markets about its numerous violations of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) set forth by the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

The FDA said foods manufactured at the facility, including pesto pasta, mushroom quesadillas, vegetables, chives and beets, and ready-to-eat egg salad, were being “prepared, packed or held under insanitary condition whereby they may have been contaminated with filth or rendered injurious to health.” The letter further said Whole Foods failed to maintain its equipment. FDA inspectors took 100 environmental samples on food contact surfaces and non-food contact surfaces and found Listeria strains on food contact surfaces.

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