Michigan-based food manufacturer agrees to stop operations after repeated food safety violations

A federal court ordered a Saranac Brand Foods a Michigan-based food manufacturer to discontinue selling food products until the company complies with federal regulations and other requirements. This action follows several inspections conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, which found Listeria monocytogenes in the company’s food preparation area. U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney for the Western District of Michigan entered a consent decree of permanent injunction prohibiting the defendants from receiving, preparing, processing, packing, holding, labeling and/or distributing foods at or from their facility, or any other facility, until certain requirements are met. The defendants told the court they discontinued all food operations in August 2018 and intend to dissolve the company. If the defendants choose to resume operations, the consent decree requires them to notify the FDA and take corrective actions before resuming operations. According to the complaint, filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the FDA, FDA and state officials inspected the facility several times since 2012 and found L. monocytogenes in the facility during three separate inspections. The inspections also documented that the defendants were processing food under unsanitary conditions, in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic. @ https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm628696.htm?utm_campaign=121718_PR_Michigan-based%20food%20manufacturer%20agrees%20stops%20oper.%20after%20repeated%20food%20safety%20violations&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm628696.htm?utm_campaign=121718_PR_Michigan-based%20food%20manufacturer%20agrees%20stops%20oper.%20after%20repeated%20food%20safety%20violations&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
Michigan-based food manufacturer agrees to stop operations after repeated food safety violations

Saranac Brand Foods, Inc. specialized in a variety of 35 different ready-to-eat foods, including prepared salads, dips, and sauces.

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