Tortilla manufacturer shut down by FDA injunction

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A US tortilla manufacturer has been shut down over repeated violations, claims the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Chicago-based Del Rey Tortilleria has been served an injunction which prevents the company from manufacturing and distributing soft-shell flour tortillas until the company gains FDA approval.

The enforcement, according to an FDA statement, follows the food processor’s lack of adherence to the agency current good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements for food.

The FDA complaint, filed by the US attorney in Chicago, alleges that Del Rey’s operations do not adequately protect consumers against the risk of contamination.

The FDA said that during its inspections of the Illinois facility, it found several violations including cleaning chemicals stored improperly, unsuitable containers used for food processing and other unsanitary conditions inside the plant.

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