FDA goes to court over NY Gourmet Salad contamination problems

FDA goes to court over NY Gourmet Salad contamination problems
FDA goes to court over NY Gourmet Salad contamination problems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants a Brooklyn food company that makes ready-to-eat deli salads, seafood salads and cream cheeses to clean up its facility or risk being shut down, saying the processing plant is unsanitary and contaminated with Listeria, says court documents filed Friday.

The FDA complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York by the U.S. Department of Justice, charges NY Gourmet Salads and its president Leonard F. Spada with violating the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act based on FDA inspections and asks for a permanent injunction that would close the plant unless it complied with FDA rules.