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FDA Seizes Food From Infested Warehouse in Wisconsin

By VLADIMIR NEGRON

February 4, 2009

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration seized more than 1,500 cases of food on Tuesday after inspections of a Wisconsin warehouse revealed unsanitary conditions.

Human as well as pet food stored at Mid-Town Closeouts, a distribution warehouse in Ellsworth, were susceptible to rodent and pest contamination or other filth, according to the FDA press release.

An FDA inspection in November and December 2009 found widespread and active rodent infestation, including numerous gnawed packages of human and animal food.

The FDA has not received any reports of human or pet illness associated with food distributed by Mid-Town Closeouts. However, consumers are advised to report any problems to their district office consumer complaint coordinator. For more information visit www.fda.gov.