Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Surprise! Madisono's gets a visit from the Feds...
Well, that got your attention, didn't it? We had the requisite unscheduled visit from the FDA last week and are happy to say that they are very pleased with our operation. The federal government mandates that all food manufacturing facilities are inspected by the Food and Drug Administration. These visits are appropriately unannounced and unscheduled so that the FDA gets to know what the facility in like during it's daily operations. Our visit lasted about 4 and a half hours as we answered questions on our sanitation practices, safety procedures, the sequencing of how we produce our gelato and sorbet along with a tour of our facility.
We were glad to know that what we do on a daily basis gets good marks from those who's entire job is to protect the safety of the American consumers. Of course, we had to do double time to catch up on production lost that day but it's good to know that the system is in place and does work, doesn't it?