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Monday, June 07, 2010

FDA takes action against LifeSoy products

FDA takes action against soy-product firm
WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a California maker of ready-to-eat soy products will stop operations until it complies with federal sanitary rules.

The FDA said Lifesoy Inc. of San Diego was accused of preparing, packing and holding articles of food under unsanitary conditions. Officials Monday said the company entered into a U.S. District Court consent decree of permanent injunction that requires the firm to stop manufacturing and distributing food products until it registers with the FDA and complies with federal laws regarding sanitary practices.

Lifesoy makes sweetened and unsweetened soy milk, fried tofu, fresh tofu, soybean pudding and other soy products for human consumption.

The government also accused Lifesoy and its owner, Long Lai, of failing to hold and store foods under proper refrigeration conditions to prevent the growth of micro-organisms.
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