Wednesday, June 29 2022

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration issues warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not displayed to the public until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters are often not issued until a company has had months or even years to correct the issues.


Best Fiji Kava Inc.
Hayward, California

An import company in California is warned by the FDA that it does not have an FSVP for a number of imported food products.

In a February 16 warning letter, the FDA described a November 16, 2021 Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) inspection of Best Fiji Kava, Inc. in Hayward, California.

The FDA inspection revealed that the company was not in compliance with FSVP regulations and resulted in the issuance of an FDA Form 483a. Significant offenses are:

The company has not developed, maintained and tracked an FSVP. Specifically, they did not develop FSVPs for each of the following foodsincluding each of the following food products imported from (redacted) situated in (redacted):

  • (Redacted) Crackers
  • potato chips
  • (Redacted) noodles

The full warning letter can be viewed here.

World Imports Inc.
Kingwood, TX

An import company in Texas is notified by the FDA that it does not have an FSVP for a number of imported food products.

In an April 7 warning letter, the FDA described a Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) inspection from December 15, 2021 to January 5, 2022 of Global Imports Inc. in Kingwood, TX.

The FDA inspection revealed that the company was not in compliance with FSVP regulations and resulted in the issuance of an FDA Form 483a. Significant offenses are:

The company has not developed, maintained and tracked an FSVP. Specifically, they did not develop FSVPs for each of the following foods:

  • Chopped spinach imported from a foreign supplier (redacted)situated in (redacted)
  • Cut cauliflower imported from foreign suppliers (redacted)and (redacted)situated in (redacted)
  • Cut corn imported from a foreign supplier (redacted)situated in (redacted)
  • Diced yellow peaches imported from a foreign supplier (redacted)situated in (redacted)

The full warning letter can be viewed here.

Bhan Kanom Thai Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

An import company in California is warned by the FDA that it does not have an FSVP for a number of imported food products.

In a March 28 warning letter, the FDA described a December 6, 7, 9, 13, and 14, 2021 Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) inspection of Bhan Kanom Thai Inc in Los Angeles, California.

The FDA inspection revealed that the company was not in compliance with FSVP regulations and resulted in the issuance of an FDA Form 483a. Significant offenses are:

The company has not developed, maintained and tracked an FSVP. Specifically, they did not develop FSVPs for each of the following foods:

  • Cookie Rolls – Herbs imported from (redacted)
  • (Redacted) chip imported from (redacted)
  • (Redacted) Dip imported from (redacted)

The full warning letter can be viewed here.

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