Bakersfield Company Halts Production Following Food Safety Concerns

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A consent decree of permanent injunction has been issued to a company based in the California city of Bakersfield because of handling practices that could contribute to a user illness.  The company in question, Alfred Louie Inc., is responsible for the production and distribution of wheat flour noodles, soybean sprouts, and mung beans.  Dating back to 2000, the Food and Drug Administration has been able to make note of various problems that could contribute to a foodborne illness.  Inspections from earlier this year even uncovered the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.  Thankfully, there have yet to be illness reports associated with these products, although consumers are urged to be on guard.

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