The FDA just released a letter detailing the conditions of an East Williamsburg Chinese food distributor and among the many insane findings there was a “rodent’s nest with multiple rodents in a plastic-lined box in a cooler that had thawing rib meat on top of melons.” Seriously.
Daily Finance outlines the other prominent violations that were cited at New Yung Wah Trading Company:
Four dead rodents.
Birds flying throughout the warehouse.
A pallet of pineapples in boxes gnawed on by rodents, an apparent nest they made and rodent feces.
Rodent feces in a cooler.
A path of rodent feces leading to a hole in a bag of flour.
Rodent feces, urine and nests in and around bags of monosodium glutamate.
Workers smoking while handling food being prepared for distribution.
It all sounds like the conditions of a third world country, but it’s right here in Brooklyn. (Feel free to insert a joke about dirty hipsters in Williamsburg.) What’s worse is the incredibly unhealthy conditions don’t just effect an isolated region. According to Eater, the distributor “supplies Chinese restaurants throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States.” Just put the fork down and walk away right now.
The letter from the FDA goes on to say that despite the Brooklyn distributor’s insistence that it had “aggressively addressed” the violations, no proof has been presented. Maybe New Yung Wah was referring to the “rodenticide [that] was placed on plastic plates next to stored food products along the exterior walls of the facility.”
We’re just going to abstain from the Crab Rangoon for a little bit.
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