SACRAMAENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Justice Department announced that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has placed a permanent injunction against Wa Heng Dou-Fu & Soy Sauce Corp. (Wa Heng) and the firm’s owners, Peng Xian “Martin” Lin and Yuexiao “Opal” Lin, barring the distribution of allegedly unadulterated and misbranded soy products.

Spurred on by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department filed a complaint against the defendants that charged them with violating the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. According to the department, Wa Heng allowed food that is held for sale after shipment to become adulterated and misbranded. The company purportedly has a history of using insanitary conditions and failing to follow standard practices at its food manufacturing facility.

“The American public deserves to be assured that companies and individuals preparing and distributing food subject to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act are complying with federal law,” Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division, said. “The Department of Justice will continue to work aggressively with the FDA to ensure a safe food supply.”

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