FAMILY Dollar has issued a massive recall after 1,100 dead rodents were found in an Arkansas facility – here are these are the stores that have been affected.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that shops in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee could be impacted.
It comes after health authorities found hundreds of rodents at a Family Dollar distribution depot in Arkansas.
Inspectors visited the compound following a customer complaint in January and found live and dead rodents in “various states of decay”, as well as feces, dead birds and bird droppings.
After fumigating the facility, mehr als 1,100 dead rodents were dredged up, Beamte sagten.
Authorities said products like human and pet food, dietary supplements, Kosmetika, medical devices and over-the-counter drugs purchased between January and February of this year could contain traces of Salmonella and should be thrown out.
Family Dollar issued a recall for 404 Shops.
“Families rely on stores like Family Dollar for products such as food and medicine. They deserve products that are safe,” said associate commissioner Judith McMeekin.
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“No one should be subjected to products stored in the kind of unacceptable conditions that we found in this Family Dollar distribution facility.”
The facility’s poor conditions appear to violate federal laws and could be putting families’ health at risk, Sie sagte.
A Family Dollar spokesperson said the firm was “not aware of any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this recall”.
Sie fügten hinzu: “We take situations like this very seriously and are committed to providing safe and quality products to our customers.
“We have been fully cooperating with all regulatory agencies in the resolution of this matter and are in the process of remediating the issue.”
Family Dollar says it has temporarily closed the affected stores in order to carry out a voluntary recall and said customers who bought contaminated products could return them to the store where they were purchased without a receipt.
The FDA said food wrapped in non-permeable packaging “may be suitable for use if thoroughly cleaned”.
They said all drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and dietary supplements should be thrown away, regardless of packaging.
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