Health Dept. Finds Violations, Unrefrigerated Food At Fair | Missoula Local News –

“The food that had to be disposed of was food that had not been properly rotated from the previous manager — was left in a freezer — and she was not aware of it actually being there to begin with,” said McKay. McKay said the woman had no intention of selling the tainted product or saving it. “She was not aware that there was that problem there until they went to go inspect the stock trucks and she realized that that freezer, somebody had unplugged a cord. She wasn’t aware of that and that there had been some old food in there from a long time previous,” said McKay. Regardless of the reason, health officials said they check on the vendors routinely. “Throwing out large quantities of food like this under any circumstance is not a common thing,” said Alisha Johnson, an environmental health specialist for the Missoula City-County Health Department. McKay says she doesn’t believe tainted meat was sold, though health officials say it is possible. Anyone who thinks they may be sick as a result of the tainted food is asked to go here call the Health Department at 258-3896. “Seeing something to this degree is incredibly concerning. It’s shocking, actually, that somebody would take food from Sidney, Montana, drive it all the way to Missoula without any refrigeration,” said Johnson. Click here for additional documents from the Health Department.


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