Family Dollar has recalled all medical devices, cosmetics, supplements, medicines and food for humans and pets that have been shipped since January 1, 2021 to 404 stores after an FDA audit found “unsanitary conditions, including rodent infections, it can lead to contamination of many products ”.
No infection in the stores themselves – in the distribution network in West Memphis, Arkansas, from which the products come to these stores.
A consumer complaint brought the FDA there in January, and inspectors left on February 11th.
“Conditions observed during the inspection included live rodents, dead rodents in various decaying conditions, faeces and urine of rodents, signs of rodents, nesting and odor of rodents throughout the facility, dead birds and bird droppings, and products stored in unprotected conditions. against pollution, ”the FDA said in a statement to consumers:“ More than 1,100 dead rodents have been removed from the facility following fumigation at the plant in January 2022.
“In addition, a review of the company’s internal records also showed that between March 29 and September 17, 2021, more than 2,300 rodents were collected, which demonstrates the history of infection.”
The list of stores touches Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee.
The Dollar family, owned by Dollar Tree, knows about rodents.
Any search on Google for “Family Dollar” and “Rodents” will lead to a story about chain stores across the country that have failed in their battles to keep rodents from invading. At some point in 2019, the Miami Herald reported that the rodents were strong enough to cause five Florida Family Dollar stores to fail the final inspections, highlighting the Greencracker store that Dollar Tree has finally closed.
«Traces of chewing are observed on jars with peanuts and on boxes of powdered chemicals, ”wrote the fearless inspector of the Florida Department of Agriculture Katie Hansen during one inspection.