U.S. Marshals and the FDA late yesterday seized and shut down the Won Feng Trading Company for having food “…under unsanitary conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth.”
If you do business with the Won Feng Trading Company, you should get ready to toss a lot of things in the dumpster.
“FDA investigators found evidence of an active and widespread rodent infestation in the building, including live and dead rodents, rodent hair, rodent nesting material, evidence of rodent-gnawed food, and rodent urine. The FDA investigators also observed insect filth and live birds in the building, and found that the building had defects that could allow pests to enter food storage areas.”
The Won Feng Trading Company sells their items as bulk restaurant foods, so some of their items may already be in the mainstream food supply. 44-pound bags of rice, fresh produce and frozen foods are items they sell, and were also the same items that were seized.
Every so often I hear some loon in the wilderness cry out for the FDA to be abolished. If the FDA ever does get cut, we’re in for some big problems. Because companies like this are out there. Companies that willfully disregard basic safety procedures just to save money. And even worse, companies that will sell these contaminated items, knowing full well what condition they are in, to the general public without shame.
If I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it now. The FDA rocks.