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Gioia Cheese Company Inc. - Close Out Letter 6/4/13


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

Public Health Service
Food and Drug Administration
 Los Angeles District
Pacific Region
19701 Fairchild
Irvine, CA 92612-2506
Telephone: 949-608-2900
FAX: 949-608-4415 



June 04, 2013

Mr. Vito Girardi, President and Owner
Gioia Cheese Co., Inc.
1605 Potrero
South El Monte, CA 91733-3018

Dear Mr. Girardi:

The Food and Drug Administration has completed an evaluation of your corrective actions in response to our Warning Letter, WL # 17-13, dated 01/23/13. Based on our inspectional evaluation and your written responses, it appears that you have addressed the violation(s) contained in the 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 fitm 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.

Alonza E. Cruse, Director
Los Angeles District