Multiple official reports associated with health risks certain sanitary issues are posing to Monticello consumers have surfaced.
According to recent news articles, state inspectors have recently flagged a Walmart store in New York after several problems related to a mouse infestation have been spotted. According to the health department, these problems could be responsible for innumerable foodborne illnesses and other health issues if consumers continue to purchase their products from this retailer.
Two reports issued by the New York state inspectors reveal several issues. Some of the problems found in the Walmart store in Monticello, NY include: lettuce being used in ready-to-eat food items without being washed; mouse droppings present on several shelves; half-way chewed health bars noted on back of shelf; shelves that hadn’t been cleaned; mouse droppings present in canned soups and other packages; mouse urine and droppings occurring on soda shelves and retail bagged candy; mouse carcass present in bait station, metal soda supports and in the end of product isle.
To avoid illnesses related to contaminations that could occur as a result of a mouse infestation or other similar issues, keep it in mind that certain steps can help you to prevent food contaminations. Buying food products from approved sources that follow federal requirements and hygienic standards can help you to prevent consuming items that could have been cross-contaminated. Wash all raw vegetables and fruits and remember to use the adequate heating while cooking certain items like fish, meats, milk, eggs and poultry.
Contact your local health department if you have any complaints regarding sanitary issues in food stores you usually purchase your produce from. Stay safe and keep your loved ones safe by avoiding retailers with a history of poor sanitary ratings.