Processing Magazine

FDA seizes contaminated food in Tennessee food processor

January 6, 2010
The Associated Press reports that the Food and Drug Administration has seized more than $1 million of food from a rodent-infested food processor and warehouse in Tennessee. Won Feng Trading Co., a Nashville distributor of bulk restaurant foods, received a warning letter from the agency in May, citing numerous deviations from good manufacturing practices. In a follow-up inspection completed in November, FDA investigators found evidence of widespread rodent infestation. They also observed insect filth and live birds in the building and found that the building had defects that could allow pests to enter food storage areas. The FDA said there have been no reports of illness resulting from contamination at the warehouse.