BOSTON—U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned food products made by Mumbai-based Laljee Godhoo & Co. On Feb. 1, FDA added food products from Laljee on the FDA website’s import alert list.

FDA logoImport alert means detention without physical examination of food products due to the presence of Salmonella, according to the agency’s website. This alert provides for manufacturers and shippers, from multiple countries, to be placed on detention without physical examination for food products found to contain Salmonella. Food products from other countries are also put on import alert.

FDA said that its Northeast Regional Laboratory found a sample of dried fruit, namely dried lychee from the Peoples Republic of China, to contain Salmonella. In the past, other imported food such as spices, chocolate candy, sesame products, including halawa and tahini, and food products containing dried egg or nonfat dry milk, such as pasta and egg noodles, have also been found to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The food products on the import alert list from Laljee Godhoo & Co. include LG Hing powder spice, and its use in other bakery products, macaroni/noodle, dried milk products, cheese prooducts, ice cream, egg products, meat and poultry, coffee, tea and dressing condiment, among others. For more information and complete listing, please visit FDA website.

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

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