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Farmers Coop Co - Close Out Letter 3/13/13


Department of Health and Human Services' logoDepartment of Health and Human Services

Public Health Service
Food and Drug Administration
 Kansas City District
Southwest Region
8050 Marshall Drive, Suite 205
Lenexa, Kansas 66214-1524
Telephone: (913) 495-5100


March 13,2013


Mr. Steven Recker, President
Farmers Cooperative Company
105 Main St.
PO Box 45
Hospers, IA 51238

Dear Mr. Recker:

The Food and Drug Administration has completed an evaluation of your firm's corrective actions in response to our Warning Letter KAN 2012-13 dated August 16, 2012. Based on our evaluation, it appears that you have addressed the violations contained in this Warning Letter. Future FDA inspections and regulatory activities will further assess the adequacy and sustainability of these corrections.

This letter does not relieve you or your firm from the responsibility of taking all necessary steps to assure sustained compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and its implementing regulations or with other relevant legal authority. The Agency expects you and your firm to maintain compliance and will continue to monitor your state of compliance. This letter will not preclude any future regulatory action should violations be observed during a subsequent inspection or through other means.



John W. Thorsky
District Director
Kansas City District