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FDA finds Salmonella senftenberg at Dairy Farmers of America Milk Plant

Screen shot 2011-02-02 at 8.56.21 AM.pngAccording to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after conducting an inspection at Dairy Farmers of America in Minnesota, FDA investigators documented serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations for foods, Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR), Part 110 Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food (CGMP) regulations.

In addition, FDA investigators performed environmental sampling which identified the presence of Salmonella senftenberg in your facility. Based on FDA’s analytical results for the environmental samples and inspectional findings documented during the inspection, we determined that your food products are adulterated within the meaning of section 402(a)(4) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), 21 U.S.C. § 342(a)(4), in that they were prepared, packed or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have been rendered injurious to health.

See Full FDA Warning Letter.

  • aed939

    Is this the first notification that the milk plant received, and if so, why did it take 5 months from the time of inspection?

  • Tim Lukens

    How could this have happened everyone knows that the FDA is simply a pawn of big dairy/ag? DFA must have been late on it’s protection payment. For those that don’t understand, or haven’t been closely following the dialog. Sarcasm is the lowest form of humor. Food safety regs should be applied fairly across the board, size doesn’t matter.