USA – Warning letters cite artisanal smokehouse and bakery for Listeria

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CATSMO LLC, Wallkill, NY
Markus Draxler, CEO
In a March 25 warning letter the FDA described a Nov. 18 – Dec. 12, 2019, inspection at CATSMO LLC in Wallkill, NY. Inspectors found that the company has serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). The FDA also collected environmental samples and found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Cafe Valley Bakery, LLC, Phoenix, AZ
Brian Owens, CEO
In a March 18 warning letter the FDA described a Nov. 5 – Dec. 17, 2019, inspection at Cafe Valley Bakery LLC in Phoenix, AZ. Inspectors found that the company has serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation. Additionally, the FDA collected environmental samples from various areas in the processing facility and analysis of the environmental swabs found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

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