Business in California, Florida, New York and Texas cautioned about import infractions

Business in California, Florida, New York and Texas cautioned about import infractions

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends out alerting letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not published for public view till weeks or months after they are sent out. Company owner have 15 days to react to FDA cautioning letters. Caution letters frequently are not released up until a business has actually been offered months to years to remedy issues.


Triple J Fresh LLC
Hidalgo, TX

An import business in Texas is on notification from the FDA for not having FSVPs for a variety of imported foodstuff.

In an April 25, alerting letter, the FDA explained a Jan. 6-7 Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) evaluation of Triple J Fresh in McAllen, TX.

The FDA’s assessment exposed that the company was not in compliance with FSVP guidelines and led to the issuance of an FDA Form 483 a. The substantial offenses are as follows:

The company did not establish, keep, and follow an FSVP. Particularly, they did not establish an FSVP for each of the following foods, consisting of each of the following foods:

  • Fresh broccoli and fresh coriander imported from ( redacted), situated in ( redacted)
  • Fresh Persian limes imported from ( redacted), situated in ( redacted)

The complete caution letter can be seen here

El Dorado Imports Inc.
Houston, TX

An import business in Texas is on notification from the FDA for not having FSVPs for a variety of imported foodstuff.

In an April 26 cautioning letter, the FDA explained a Dec. 9-17, 2src21, Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) examination of El Dorado Imports Inc. in Spring, TX.

The FDA’s assessment exposed that the company was not in compliance with FSVP policies and led to the issuance of an FDA Form 483 a. The considerable infractions are as follows:

The company did not establish, preserve, and follow an FSVP. Particularly, they did not establish an FSVP for any of the foodstuff they import, consisting of each of the following foodstuff:

  • Coconut sweet imported from ( redacted)
  • Sugar baked flour tortillas imported from ( redacted)
  • Sweet bread with pineapple imported from ( redacted)

The complete caution letter can be seen here

Lempira Distribution LLC
Miami, FL

An import business in Florida is on notification from the FDA for not having FSVPs for a variety of imported food.

In a Nov. 3 caution letter, the FDA explained a June 9 through July 16, 2src21, Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) evaluation of Lempira Distribution LLC in Miami, FL.

The FDA’s evaluation exposed that the company was not in compliance with FSVP policies and led to the issuance of an FDA Form 483 a. The substantial offenses are as follows:

The company did not establish, keep, and follow an FSVP. Particularly, they did not establish an FSVP for the food that they import, consisting of, however not restricted to:

  • Banana Soft Drink, imported from ( redacted), situated in ( redacted)
  • Sweet Bread, imported from ( redacted), situated in ( redacted)
  • ( Redacted) Plantain Chips, imported from ( redacted)

The complete caution letter can be seen here

LECS USA Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

An import business in California is on notification from the FDA for not having FSVPs for a variety of imported food.

In a March 28 cautioning letter, the FDA explained a Nov. 1src, 2src21, Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) examination of LECS USA Inc. in Los Angeles, CA.

The FDA’s assessment exposed that the company was not in compliance with FSVP guidelines and led to the issuance of an FDA Form 483 a. The substantial infractions are as follows:

The company did not establish, preserve, and follow an FSVP. Particularly, they did not establish an FSVP for any of the foods they import, consisting of:

  • ( Redacted) Green Tea imported from foreign providers,(redacted)

The complete caution letter can be seen here

Fres Co. LLC
Bronx, NY

An import business in New York is on notification from the FDA for not having FSVPs for a variety of imported foodstuff.

In an April 18 cautioning letter, the FDA explained a Dec. 7, 2src21, through Jan. 24, 2src22, Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) assessment of Fres Co. LLC in Bronx, NY.

The FDA’s assessment exposed that the company was not in compliance with FSVP policies and led to the issuance of an FDA Form 483 a. The considerable infractions are as follows:

The company did not establish, keep, and follow an FSVP. Particularly, they did not establish an FSVP for any of the foods they import, consisting of:

  • Fresh plantains from(redacted)
  • Fresh mangoes from(redacted)
  • Tomatoes from(redacted)

The complete caution letter can be seen here

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