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Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic Health Service
For Immediate Release
August 13, 2004
Food and Drug Administration
New Orleans District Office
Nashville Branch
297 Plus Park Blvd
Nashville, TN 37217
For Information Contact
Public Affairs Officer
(615) 781-5385

FDA-Recommended Seizure Carried out by United States Marshals Under Court Order

At the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U. S. Marshals seized various articles of foods at Hung Hua Trading, Inc., Mount Juliet, Tennessee on August 12, 2004. The seizure action was initiated after the FDA found extensive evidence of rodent infestation throughout the firm's warehouse facility and cold storage warehouse area during a recent inspection.

The U.S. Marshal seized all FDA-regulated items susceptible to rodent contamination. The seized products are considered adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they were held under insanitary conditions. Hung Hua Trading, Inc., stores and distributes institutional-sized packages of foods and ingredients, including shrimp, kokuho and sweet rice and lo mein noodles, that are typically used in the preparation of foods in restaurants. Hung Hua Trading, Inc. distributes their products in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.