Unrefrigerated Storage Prompts Sysco Investigation

(July 16, 2013 - The Packer)—Sysco Corp. has ended use of unrefrigerated storage units in Northern California after video by NBC Bay Area showed employees leaving fresh produce and other perishable foods there for hours prior to delivery.

“Sysco San Francisco’s drop-site practices in the Bay Area were not compliant with company policy,” Charley Wilson, vice president of corporate communications at Houston-based Sysco, said in a statement. “We reviewed with Sysco San Francisco our policy, and they have taken immediate corrective action.”

The broadcaster’s surveillance cameras showed drivers making overnight drop-offs of chicken, pork, beef, bacon, milk and vegetables to metal sheds in San Jose, San Francisco and Concord.

The report prompted visits by California Department of Public Health inspectors in the second week of July. They went to 14 sheds not designed to store food, a department spokesman said.

Read more at: http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-enewsletter/packer-daily/nrefrigerated-storage-prompts-California-investigation-of-Sysco-215538981.html?view=all


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