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Capital Fleet, Inc. 18-Oct-01


Food and Drug Administration
New Orleans District
Southeast Region
6600 Plaza Drive, Suite 400
New Orleans, LA 70127
Telephone: 504-253-4519
FAX: 504-253-4520

October 18, 2001

Mr. William S. Grantham, President
Capital Fleet, Inc.
555 North River Road
Foot of North Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Dear Mr. Grantham:

We conducted an inspection of your potable watering point facility, located at 555 North River Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on September 28, 2001. The inspection was conducted under the authority of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act).

At the conclusion of the inspection, Form FDA 483 (Inspectional Observations) and Form FDA 2521 (Inspectional Summary) were issued to Mr. Thomas G. Grantham, Vice President, citing violations of the Interstate Conveyance Sanitation Regulations, Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1250 (21 CFR 1250). During the inspection, the following violation was noted:

  • Your water system is not constructed or maintained in a manner that prevents contamination of the potable water. For example, the non-potable water hydrant is not equipped with a check valve to prevent contamination of the potable water. Both potable and non-potable water are supplied by the same water line.

The inspectional observation, identified above, is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the deficiencies which may exist. As a result of this deficiency, this facility has been classified as "Provisional." Another inspection will be conducted within 30 days to determine if the deficiency has been adequately corrected. If acceptable corrections have been made, the facility will be returned to an "Approved" classification. If corrections are unacceptable, a "Not Approved" classification will be assigned. Vessels are prohibited from using watering points that have been classified as "Not Approved" in accordance with 21 CFR 1250.60.

During the inspection, Mr. Thomas G. Grantham reported to our investigator that he would complete making corrections by October 1, 2001. If corrections have not been made, you should take prompt action to correct this deficiency. It is your responsibility to ensure that all requirements of the PHSA and the Act are being met. You should notify this office in writing, within 15 working days of receipt of this letter, of the actions taken to correct the deficiency and to prevent its recurrence.

By separate letter, users of your watering point are being notified of the "Provisional" classification of this facility.

Your response should be directed to Mark W. Rivero, Compliance Officer, at the above address.

Patricia K. Schafer
Acting District Director
New Orleans District