Monday, August 23, 2010

FDA: Rodents at GA warehouse that held jail food

Map of GeorgiaImage via WikipediaAuthorities seized nearly $1 million worth of cookies, crackers and other packaged food that was bound for jails and prisons throughout the Southeast after rodents were found at an unlicensed Georgia warehouse.

The Mid-States Services Inc. warehouse shipped to six Georgia facilities, though their names were not immediately released. FDA spokesman Ira Allen would not say which out-of-state facilities received products, citing proprietary protections.

Oscar Garrison, assistant commissioner for consumer protection with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, said the FDA received a complaint about the facility, and officials discovered it didn't have a license.
Georgia law requires a license for facilities that store, sell or manufacturer food.

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