FDA Seizes $1M Food From Rodent-Infested Kosher Facility

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and federal prosecutors said Monday that about $1 million in food was seized from kosher food maker and distributor V.I.P. Foods Inc. in Ridgewood, N.Y., after investigators found a rodent infestation in the facility.

According to an FDA statement, agency investigators found unsanitary conditions throughout the facility in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act during an inspection in February. The conditions included live rodents, a dead, desiccated rodent, and what appeared to be rodent tracks, rodent gnaw...
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