[10 April/Food Safety News]

Amazon did not see the need to register a Kentucky food warehouse with the Food and Drug Administration. Regional Operations PR Manager for Amazon Strategic Communications, Shevaun Brown, said she did not see any problem and that food and safety were Amazon’ stop priorities. Companies that transport and store food were subject to the federal Food Safety Modernisation Act which seeks to prevent foodborne illnesses. Amazon’s Lexington warehouse was not registered with the FDA under the act. The FDA has sent Amazon a letter about its lack of registration being a violation of the law, according to a report from MarketWatch. The facility houses snack foods, candy, pet food, shelf-stable beverages and other foods.