FDA Takes Kansas City Manufacturer to Task Over Serious Sanitation Violations
The FDA cited Q A Laboratories after a lengthy inspection of its of Kansas City, Missouri facility revealed serious sanitation deficiencies and other nonconformances.
In an inspection in March and April, a team of five agency investigators discovered numerous sanitation issues that involved vermin infestations. In the facility’s raw material warehouse, they observed live and dead cockroaches, multiple small flying insects and pellet droppings “too numerous to count” on shelves, pallets, floors and areas near raw material containers.
The investigators also found water leaking directly onto raw materials and mold-like discoloration on the product and warehouse walls.