The U.S. government wants to stop a Detroit company from distributing ready-to-eat sandwiches which, the government says, are tainted and could be a health hazard to those who eat them.
A civil complaint has been filed on behalf of the FDA claiming Scotty’s Incorporated’s sandwiches are manufactured “under insanitary conditions.”
“Moreover, the company has failed to implement a written Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan for handling seafood and minimizing the potential for harmful contamination in the company’s ready-to-eat tuna sandwiches,” reads a statement from the Justice Department.
The sandwiches can be purchased in vending machines and at gas stations or convenience stores.
The FDA inspected Scotty’s facilities at 3426 Junction Street in Detroit, where the company prepares, packs, holds, and distributes ready-to-eat sandwiches, and also processes seafood, specifically tuna for tuna sandwiches. According to the complaint, the inspection between Jan. 14 and Feb. 6, 2014 found the sandwiches “have been prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth or rendered injurious to health.”