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Sterling Foods LLC

Sterling Foods LLC

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 Food and Drug Administration
San Francisco District
1431 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501-7070
Telephone: (510) 337-6700


February 27, 2014

John D. Likovich
Chief Executive Officer
Sterling Foods LLC
1075 Arion Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78216

The Food and Drug Administration has completed an evaluation of your firm's corrective actions in response to our Warning Letter dated April 8, 2013, and our reference case number CMS 394763. Based on our evaluation, it appears that you have addressed the violations contained in this Warning Letter. An FDA investigator verified corrections during our February 13-18, 2014 inspection. 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.




Lawton W. Lum
Director, Compliance Branch
San Francisco District


cc: Michael J. Cunningham
      Director of Plant Operations
      33300 Western Avenue
      Union City, CA 94587

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