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Food transported in unsafe conditions

Thursday, December 6, 2012

CLAY COUNTY -- At 10:45 a.m., Thursday, Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Master Trooper Kent Winstead stopped a white Mitsubishi refrigerated food delivery truck for a routine inspection in the westbound lanes of Interstate-70 near the 23-mile-marker.

During the inspection of the cargo area, approximately 40 dozen eggs were found to have tumbled onto the floor, broke open and deposited a large amount of liquid egg yolk. Lying in the yolk were approximately 5 pounds of mushrooms and 10 pounds of broccoli, which had also fallen and separated from their box containers.

The 5 pounds of mushrooms and 10 pounds of broccoli were seized by Clay County Health Department investigator Jane Stark and destroyed.

The remainder of the meat and vegetable load was not in violation and not seized.

The driver, Dong Xie, 40, Fontana, Calif., was cited by Master Trooper Winstead for a Class A infraction of Transporting Food Not in Compliance with Health Department Rules and released.

The delivery company was Eternal Trading Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio, and the load was bound for Asian style food restaurants in Terre Haute, Ind.

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I hope everyone who reads this takes heed .. imagine how many of these instances DON'T get caught? BLAH!

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Dec 11, 2012, at 12:04 PM

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