A Whole Foods facility in Everett, MA has been found by the FDA to be in serious violation of the rules of Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).
The warning letter addressed June 8, 2016 to John Mackey and Walter Robb, Co-CEOs of Whole Foods, Inc., cited an inspection at the company’s Market North Atlantic Kitchen facility where foods were “prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have been contaminated with filth or rendered injurious to health.”
The letter goes on to cite extensive, specific food handling and sanitary violations found between February 10 and February 16, 2016. Whole Foods responded on March 17, saying that they take the FDA’s observations seriously and that senior leadership is “committed to tak[ing] all the necessary measures to correct all the deficiencies.”
The FDA is unconvinced, however, and has given the Whole Foods 15 days from the receipt of its June 8 warning letter to notify the FDA in writing of the specific things that the company is doing to correct the violations and prevent their recurrence.
Source: FDA. Whole Foods Market North Atlantic Kitchen 6/8/16