WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is seeking a permanent injunction against a Houston egg roll manufacturer due to a food safety issue.
The FDA said Chung’s Products LP; Charlie Kujawa, the company’s president; and Gregory Birdsell, its director of quality assurance, are named in a complaint that accuses them of manufacturing shrimp egg rolls under unsanitary conditions, allowing the food to become contaminated with filth.
Officials said the complaint concerns Chung’s fish and fishery products and does not include Chung’s other foods.
A 2009 FDA inspection revealed “significant deficiencies,” in the manufacturing of the shrimp egg rolls — which are sold nationwide — including the continued failure to control for the risk of Clostridium botulinum toxin formation that can cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness, officials said.
The 2009 inspection also found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the firm’s egg roll processing environment. The bacterium can cause listeriosis, a disease that can be very serious, even fatal, for high-risk groups such as unborn babies, newborns, elderly people and those with impaired immune systems.
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