By MELISSA LUCASMAGANA-DELACROQUINI, Associated Press A woman eats a cashew nut-filled fudge at a food truck in Brooklyn, New York, June 23, 2020.
A woman cooks a cashews-filled pie at a street vendor in Brooklyn.
A family makes a homemade cashew fudge using ingredients from their garden.
The family uses cashews to make the fudge.
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) A man works on his fudge with his kids while he and his wife prepare to eat it in Brooklyn on June 23.
(REUTERS/Brendan McDermid) (AP) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the sale of the cashew-based fudge in June.
But the product has been criticized for not meeting food safety standards and is not currently being sold by the Food and Health Administration, the agency said.
The FDA said in a statement that the FDA has been working with the Cashew Alliance, which has developed and distributed the fudges, to ensure the product meets safety standards.
The company said the FDA “has approved the first shipment of the Cashews Fudge to the industry, but we expect to have more available in the near future.”
It was not immediately clear when the product would be available in stores.
FDA spokeswoman Laura Oates said the agency “has not yet received a final determination” from the company.