FDA investigating Zillah facility for food contamination
YAKIMA, Wash.-- The FDA is investigating a Zillah food storage and processing facility. US Marshals seized several products at Dominguez Foods September 30th.
FDA investigators found evidence of insects and rodents gnawing on containers and urinating near supplies. Officials say the food that was removed was generally spices or dry products like pasta. They say hermetically sealed foods were left because those are safe.
"Those did not have the same risk of contamination from the rodents and the insects and so those remain and can keep moving into the food supply," says FDA Press Officer Pat El-Hinnawy.
We were unable to reach the owner of Dominguez Foods. However, a worker told us the insects had come with a shipment from California, and that recent construction had caused rat problems with several businesses in the area.