Unsafe Food and Facilities in Illinois Pose Health and Serious Injury Concerns

Peanuts, rice, flour and other food products were recently found to be stored in packaging susceptible to rodent infestation. Inspectors found significant amounts of rodent and bird matter throughout the Streamwood, Illinois warehouse of Chetak Chicago LLC. U.S. Marshals had to seize the products after the inspection by the FDA found these unsanitary conditions. Depending on how many products made it to grocery store shelves or a consumer’s home, these food products could pose a serious threat to an individual’s health.

Another company in Elk Grove Village had serious violations regarding the manner in which it packed, prepared, and held seafood products. The FDA found True World Foods, LLC in violation of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods. The company did not have a HACCP plan in place to address and prevent food safety concerns that are likely to occur in these settings. Sanitation practices and conditions at the facility were also not frequently monitored to show the FDA that they were in compliance with applicable food safety laws. The FDA issued the company a warning letter requiring them to address concerns that the facility’s raw, refrigerated, and ready to consume seafood items could create health issues.

When food is not properly prepared, stored, or monitored it can cause harm and serious injuries requiring hospitalization, lost wages, or even death. A Chicago personal injury attorney should be contacted immediately to take legal action. To learn more, call 877-595-HURT (4878) or visit more of http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com.

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