MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice has announced Kwong Tung Foods Inc. has been barred from distributing
allegedly adulterated noodles and sprouts.
Kwong Tung Foods does business as Canton Foods. Its
president and owner, Vieta C. Wang, and vice president, Juney H. Wang, were
also part of the permanent injunction brought forth by the U.S. District Court
for the District of Minnesota.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that
the Justice Department look into the company’s business practices, and July
14, the Department filed a complaint. According to the charges, Kwong Tung
Foods allowed its products to become adulterated due to the way they had been
prepared, packed or held. Some products allegedly became contaminated with
“Kwong Tung Foods was repeatedly warned about the insanitary
conditions at its Minneapolis food facility,” 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 to protect consumers from
adulterated food and enforce our nation’s food safety laws.”
Trial attorney Alistair Reader of the Civil Division’s
Consumer Protection Branch and assistant U.S. attorney Bahram Samie of the U.S.
Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota handled the case.