SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Kun Wo Food Products
Inc. (Kun Wo) that bars the company from distributing adulterated rice noodles.
In a complaint filed April 12, the department alleged Kun Wo and its owners, Zi Xing Liu and Zi Cheng Liu, repeatedly processed
rice noodles in unsanitary conditions. A 2016 inspection by the FDA showed the defendants allegedly failed to take necessary precautions to prevent food
handlers from contaminating products.
“Kun Wo Food Products was repeatedly informed that the
sanitation practices at its facility were deficient,” said principal deputy assistant attorney Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice Department’s Civil
Division. “The Department of
Justice will continue to aggressively pursue food companies and individuals
responsible for the production of food under insanitary conditions in order to protect
the American people and make sure America’s food supply is safe.”
The defendant agreed to settle the litigation. It has purportedly ceased distributing any type of food from any locations. To resume
business activities, the company must first inform the FDA and prove that they
have taken steps to meet FDA requirements.