MOBILE, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama has delivered a permanent injunction against BEK Catering LLC, doing business as Floppers Foods LLC, to prevent the distribution of allegedly adulterated and misbranded seafood products.

The department filed a complaint July 1 against Floppers Foods, which is owned by Billy B. Stembridge and Kyle D. Huxen and is in Daphne, Alabama. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had requested the complaint after alleging the company allowed food – namely seafood soups under the names Shrimp Locksley and Mama’s Gumbo – to become adulterated and misbranded.

“Adulterated and misbranded seafood products can create serious health risks for consumers,” said principal deputy assistant attorney general Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice will continue to work aggressively with the FDA to ensure a safe food supply.”

 The company agreed to settle through litigation and announced they are no longer processing, packing, or holding any fish or fishery products.

Counsel Melanie Singh of the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch handled the case with the assistance of senior chief counsel Claudia Zuckerman of the Food and Drug Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services.

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