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Feds: NYC kosher food warehouse is rat-infested

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NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors say the New York City headquarters of a kosher food manufacturer has a rodent problem.

The New York Times reports that inspectors from the Food and Drug Administration seized about $1 million in inventory from Queens-based V.I.P. Foods last month after repeatedly finding rodent infestation.

Prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture and condemnation of the inventory.

V.I.P. Foods is the manufacturer of popular KoJel kosher food products, such as instant puddings and soups.

Prosecutors say they found widespread rodent infestation at the warehouse in October, including rodent droppings, live and dead mice and gnawed food containers.

The newspaper says the company told the FDA problems were fixed but inspectors found the same issues in February.

A phone call to V.I.P. Foods was not immediately returned Friday.

 

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