The U.S. Marshals were requested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration office to seize food products, according to the news. A Washington-based facility kept a processing and food storage location that was claimed to be unsanitary for the State’s standards. According to official reports, the warehouse was inspected by the FDA. The investigators found a very active infestation of rodents and insects in both warehouse and processing areas.
The first letter issued by the FDA regarding this problem was filed on September 29th. It claimed that the food being kept in the Washington State facility was possibly adulterated, taking into account the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The complaint asked for a speedy action from the Court. A warrant was issued on the same day for the U.S. Marshals to be allowed to take hold of all products present in the facility.
According to the FFDCA, after amended by the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act, the FDA may order the detaining of all types of food during inspection, specially when food adulteration or misbranding is suspected to have taken place.
As a Kirkland personal injury lawyer I’m happy with the fact that the FDA is upholding a competent food inspection nationwide. Sadly enough, many personal injury lawyers are familiar with cases related to severe illnesses of individuals exposed to contaminated food products. Don’t hesitate in contacting a lawyer if that has been your case.