Food and Drug Administration sends warning letter to Wyldewood Cellars

UPDATED — Wyldewood Cellars is back in another legal tangle with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but Wyldewood owner John Brewer calls it a “misunderstanding.”

The FDA sent a warning letter to Brewer late last month in response to an October inspection at his manufacturing and processing facility in Peck.

The letter states that its “investigator observed significant deviations from current good manufacturing practice” for dietary supplements.

Brewer says he’s a juice concentrate producer.

“They sent us a warning letter based on us producing a dietary supplement … that we’re not producing.”

The FDA has had past issues with Wyldewood over its concentrate, and Brewer says he repeatedly has complied with steps the FDA wanted him to take.

“We have, because of the FDA, changed the labeling some six different times,” Brewer says. “I’m getting tired of being picked on by these guys.”

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Fizz Burgers & Bottles to open in the former Amici space at Siena Plaza

WICHITA — A planned bistro in the former Amici space at Siena Plaza isn’t going to happen, but a high-end hamburger restaurant will instead.

Scott Bergeson is opening Fizz Burgers & Bottles — at least that’s the working name — in early September at the development at 37th and Rock Road.

Siena is a Caro Development property.

Amici closed following a fire in June 2008.

“We’re starting from scratch,” Bergeson says. “It’s pretty much like a brand-new building.”

Bergeson is opening the restaurant with backing from his father, David Bergeson, a former investigator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration who now is a consultant.

Scott Bergeson has been in the restaurant business in Wichita for two decades.

The restaurant will seat 60 inside and another 40 to 50 people on a patio.

“We want to do something simple — simple but really good,” Scott Bergeson says.

Fresh food is particularly important to him.

“We’re not even going to have a freezer in the place,” he says.

Along with burgers, Bergeson says he’ll have salads and sandwiches, all of which he hopes to add a creative twist to, though not too far out.

“Not scary, but still high end.”