|Oh Rats- US Marshals Intervene on Rodent-Infested Food Warehouse|
|Written by Melanie Kozlan, Four Green Steps|
|Thursday, 08 September 2011 08:28|
Written by Melanie Kozlan, Four Green Steps
According to a press release from the FDA, US Marshals were sent to intervene a rodent-infested food warehouse in North Carolina this past August. If the thought of rats and food make you uncomfortable, you might want to not read the following excerpt:
An FDA inspection from July 25, 2011 through Aug. 3, 2011 found evidence of an active and widespread rodent infestation in CFSD, Inc.’s warehouse. FDA investigators observed rodent nesting sites, numerous rodent excreta pellets on and around food products, rodent gnawed containers of food, as well as one live and eight dead rodents in the vicinity of food product storage. They also observed food product spills, open boxes of food, rotten food items, trash throughout the facility, and noted many potential entryways for pests, including open doors, gaps in doors, broken windows and a hole in the outside wall.
“The FDA remains vigilant in protecting consumers from unacceptable sources of food,” said Dara A. Corrigan, the FDA’s associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “Today’s action reinforces that commitment. And we will continue to take actions against companies that do not meet federal standards for food safety, wholesomeness, sanitation and proper labeling.” More
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