Contaminated Candy

By: Pooja Sharma. Just when the FDA found rodents in egg facilities, now candy has fallen victim. This year, the New England Confectionery Co., the home of Necco Wafers and Sweethearts, received a warning letter from the FDA about the insanitary conditions in their facility. The inspection was conducted late last year during the months of November and December of 2017. The report pointed out that there were some “serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Regulation.” The facility had rodent feces and gnaw holes at various places where candy was produced. This means that the candy products are adulterated and therefore, contaminated. The violations were found throughout the facility. Inspection: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected the candy manufacturing facility of Necco, located at 135 American Legion Highway, Revere, MA from the 13th of November 2017…

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