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Crowley Foods Arkport, Division of HP Hood, LLC - Close Out Letter 1/5/11


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Public Health Service
Food and Drug Administration

New York District
158-15 Liberty Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11433


January 5, 2010

Rick Kovarich, Division Director
Division of HP Hood, LLC.,
Crowley Foods Arkport
233 Main St.
Agawam, MA 01001-1851

Dear Mr. Kovarich:

The Food and Drug Administration has completed an evaluation of your firm's corrective actions in response to our Warning Letter NYK-2010-01 dated October 5, 2009. Based on our evaluation, it appears that you have addressed the violations contained in this Warning Letter because Crowley Foods Arkport facility no longer processes seafood. 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.



Dean Rugnetta
Compliance Officer
New York District


cc: Mr. Freeman E. Covert
Plant Manager
Crowley Foods Arkport,
Division of HP Hood, LLC.
25 Hurlbut Street
Arkport, NY 14807