The United States Food and Drug Administration is investigating a food warehouse that in August had one of its trucks pulled over in Lawrence County for carrying spoiled food.
According to a letter sent Dec. 9 to NYWP Enterprise LLC, the FDA found numerous violations at its warehouse in McKees Rocks, Pa. between Oct. 15 and Oct. 30, including:
- FDA inspectors found pests in the food plant. An apparent rodent nest was found in a plastic box containing thawing red meat.
- Plumbing was not properly installed.
- Rodenticides were found near food.
- The warehouse failed to take proper precautions to reduce food contamination from chemicals.
- The warehouse had inadequate drainage.
- They did not properly store equipment and remove litter and waste.
- There was inadequate workspace.
- Improper storage of single-service items.
- Improper lighting fixtures were found over food.
- Employees were found using tobacco near food.
The list of violations was posted to the FDA’s website on Dec. 24. The company acknowledges the list of violations and said they are committed to maintaining and operating a facility that provides the highest quality service for its customers.
However, the FDA said the company did not provide proper documentation to detail how they would fix the violations.