Doug went onto say: The FDA letter was "boiler plate" and that the issues had nothing directly to do with the processing areas. Remedies are underway and should be completed in a few weeks. Ice cream will be loaded in closed containment vessels and carted on stainless steel wheels. A bid is out to modernize the sink drains. The bathroom is being re-painted and upgraded. Terminix has inspected the area and taken any necessary measures.
Mr. Bloor noted that "Thenos started on a farm 26 years ago and has been the same operation all along. The State Department of Agriculture inspects the processing areas 4 times/year. The County Health Department is out 1-2 times/year."
Reported By Bob Yoder
Photo By Yoder
FDA Warning Letter, dated 7/21/2010
"Food and Safety News"