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Downtown L.A. seafood company ordered to halt operations
Downtown L.A. seafood company ordered to halt operations

A federal court has ordered a Los Angeles-based seafood company to cease operations after food inspectors found listeria bacteria in its processing facilities, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday. U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors in 2013 and 2014 documented a pattern of unsanitary conditions at L.A. Star Seafood that led to the contamination, the Justice Department said. The conditions, officials said, were a result of inadequately-cleaned surfaces and utensils used for cutting fish. L.A Star Seafood, located downtown, processes and distributes ready-to-eat smoked and salt-cured seafood, including cold-smoked mackerel and steelhead trout, as well as pickled...

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