The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to a food manufacturer in Kalihi, citing serious violations with its sanitation and artificially colored shrimp flakes.
A letter to Modern Macaroni Company said the firm did not have a proper Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plan in place for its Hula Brand Hana Ebi shrimp flakes. The FDA said it didn’t document how it would control food safety hazards of undeclared allergens.
In addition, the FDA raised sanitation concerns after an inspector found red colored shrimp residue in its shrimp roaster and grinder used to process the flakes as well as poor maintenance of hand washing, sanitizing and toilet facilities.
The FDA also found evidence of insect excrement and termite damage in food packing and storage areas. An inspector also observed an employee wearing street shoes in close proximity to a dough machine.
The FDA discovered similar issues at the Mary Street location nearly three years ago.