Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

Port of Cascade Locks - Close Out Letter 5/6/13


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

Public Health Service
Food and Drug Administration
 Seattle District
Pacific Region
22215 26th Avenue SE, Suite 210
Bothell, WA 98021-4425

Telephone: 425-302-0340
             FAX: 425-302-0404


May 6, 2013



Jess Groves, President
Port of Cascade Locks
355 WaNaPa Street
Cascade Locks, Oregon 97014-0307

Dear Mr. Groves:

On March 5 and 13, 2013, and April 29, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an inspections of your facility, consisting of vessel watering points and service area located at Port of Cascade Locks, 355 WaNaPa Street, Cascade Locks, Oregon. The purpose of these inspections was to determine if corrective actions were implemented as a result of our December 31, 2012, Warning Letter and "Provisional" classification. Our March 5 and 13, 2013, inspection revealed significant deviations remained. Our April 29, 2013, inspection confirmed substantial corrections to deviations listed in the Warning Letter and observed on March 5 and 13, 2013, had been taken.

This letter serves as your formal notification that the FDA has changed the classification of your vessel watering point and servicing area from "Provisional" to "Approved". Your customers will be notified of this change in classification.

If you have questions regarding any issues in this letter, please contact LCDR Cynthia White, Compliance Officer, at 425-302-0422, or at the address above.




Charles M. Breen
District Director
Seattle District Office


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