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Kwong Tung Foods barred from distributing allegedly adulterated products

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 20, 2016

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 filth.

“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.

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