We’ve been watching the Houston area media today for reports on the Hope Food Supply, which has been shutdown on the order of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). But, we ain’t seen much.
There’s been no comment out of Hope Food Supply, which has also been ordered to recall all its dried smoked catfish steaks and any other seafoods it has ever produced. No one seems concerned about people being put out of work.
So maybe Hope Food Supply is a little pissant business, and its passing isn’t going to be missed by anybody. Here’s what FDA is saying:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today directed Hope Food Supply Inc., a Pasadena, Texas, food processing company, to shut down and immediately recall all products manufactured from its Texas facility since 2007.
The company, under a different name, had manufactured dried smoked catfish steaks and other smoked seafood products and had been subject to a consent decree of permanent injunction requiring it to develop and implement an adequate Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan for its fish and fishery products. The firm had not developed this plan. The company cannot restart manufacturing until they have implemented an FDA-approved HACCP plan.
"We simply will not allow a company to put the public’s health at risk by not implementing adequate procedures and plans to produce safe food," said Margaret O’K. Glavin, associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. "The FDA will take action against companies and against their executives who violate the law and endanger public health."
The rest from FDA can be found here.