Snacks company receives warning letter for violating federal law


As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent.

Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company has been given months to years to correct problems.

SeaSnax, Commerce, CA
Yong Bin Yuk, CEO

In an April 17 warning letter the FDA described a Feb. 25 Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) inspection at SeaSnax, as well as a previous inspection on Sept. 19, 2018. Inspectors found that the company was not in compliance with FSVP regulation.

FDA’s inspection resulted in issuance of an FDA Form 483a. 

The significant FSVP regulation violations are as follows:

The firm did not develop, maintain, and follow an FSVP for the following foods:

  • SeaSnax – Original (aka SeaSnax Classic or Seasoned Laver), SeaSnax – Grab & Go (aka SeaSnax G&G or Seasoned Laver), and SeaSnax – Raw (aka Roasted Laver) products manufactured by (redacted).
  • Chomperz Crunchy Seaweed Chips – Originally manufactured by (redacted).

The full warning letter can be viewed here.

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