Hundreds of rodents found in Family Dollar facility

West Memphis, Arkansas (AP) — More than 1,000 rodents found in Family Dollar distribution facility in Arkansas, U.S. Food and Drug Administration affects products purchased by chains from hundreds of stores in the south on Friday Announced that it has issued a voluntary collection to give.

Due to consumer complaints, authorities began inspecting facilities in West Memphis, Arkansas in January. FDA said in a news release.. Inside the building, inspectors said they found live rodents, dead rodents in “various rotting states”, rodent dung, dead birds, and bird droppings.

After fumigating the facility, more than 1,100 dead rodents were recovered, officials said.

“No one should be exposed to products stored in unacceptable conditions as seen in this Family Dollar distribution facility,” said Judith McMekin, Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs.

Related video: Parents struggle due to lack of powdered milk and recall

The FDA said it is working with Family Dollar to initiate voluntary recalls of affected products.

These products include human food, pet food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, purchased from Family Dollar Stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, or Tennessee in January or February. Includes medical equipment and over-the-counter medicines.

and news releaseFamily Dollar has listed 404 stores that may have sold products from contaminated facilities.

“We are unaware of consumer complaints and illness reports associated with this recall,” the company said.

The FDA states that food in impermeable packaging “may be suitable for use if thoroughly washed.” Officials said all medicines, medical devices, cosmetics and dietary supplements should be thrown away, regardless of packaging.

“Family Dollar has notified affected stores in a letter asking them to check inventory immediately and quarantine and discontinue sales of affected products,” the company said. “Customers who may have purchased an affected product may return such product to the Family Dollar Store where they purchased it without a receipt.”

Posted on