Monday, January 12, 2015

Schumer wants FDA to crack down on dirty warehouses

From AMNY:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should beef up inspections after the agency uncovered gross violations in a rat-infested Brooklyn food warehouse, Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday.

The warehouse, New Yung Wah Trading Company in Williamsburg, had rodent nests, carcasses, feces and urine, as well as birds flying throughout the facility, defecating on food products, during an October inspection, according to a Dec. 9 warning letter from the FDA. Last year, the FDA sent 90 warning letters to food facilities around the country, according to Schumer. He called for the FDA to treat any facility that got a warning letter as "high risk" and increase inspections; a database for retail food vendors to check on suppliers' violations; and hike penalties.


Anonymous said...

Schumer may have the FDA coming after him, he's full of shit too.

Anonymous said...

Thought this article described the NY legislature

Jerry Rotondi said...

There goes Chuckie again with his eyeglasses riding the tip of his nose. Does he believe this makes him look like a wise old Owl? His drone toned voice always makes me sleepy.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it make more sense to crack down on crooked politicians? Lots of vermin there.