On November 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint for permanent injunction against a Michigan sandwich company called Scotty’s Incorporated. The complaint was filed on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA seeks to halt Scotty’s preparation and distribution of ready-to-eat sandwiches due to the company’s continuous non-compliance with FDA food safety regulations.
Despite receiving a warning letter from FDA in 2009, FDA facility inspections in 2010 and 2014 revealed that Scotty’s still failed to maintain sanitation controls and still hadn’t written a Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan, which is required because the company produces tuna salad sandwiches. This led FDA to take more serious action.
It’s never a good idea to ignore an FDA warning letter. While writing an extensive hazard control plan may seem daunting, it’s a much better option than having your facility shut down. Registrar Corp offers a variety of food safety services to ease the process of complying with FDA regulations. Registrar Corp can help a food facility develop or review its HACCP plan, as well as assist a facility in preparing for an FDA inspection. Registrar Corp can even send a food safety expert trained in FDA inspections to a facility to perform a mock inspection before FDA’s arrival. For more information about FDA’s food safety regulations or how Registrar Corp can help, contact