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Sysco to pay nearly $20 million in improper food storage settlement with Bay Area counties – ContraCostaTimes.com

Sysco Corporation, a major food distribution company, has been ordered to pay nearly $20 million in fines and restitution after an investigation revealed

The perishable food products were picked up throughout the day by Sysco marketing associates in unregistered personal vehicles for delivery to Sysco customers, the DAs office said. The complaint also alleged Sysco engaged in misleading advertising regarding food safety standards. The CDPH investigated the practice after a NBC Bay Area undercover investigation. The department found some of the 22 storage sheds also were unsanitary, according to the DAs office. Sysco voluntarily ceased the alleged practices when the civil action was taken by the district attorneys’ offices. One of the sheds was in the Greenbrae area of Marin County.
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Sysco Corporation, the largest U.S. food distribution company, along with its seven California affiliates, regularly kept perishable foods such as seafood, milk and raw meat in unrefrigerated sheds, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. Prosecutors say Sysco food trucks would deliver small food orders to unrefrigerated and unsanitary sheds and then later, the food would then be picked up by employees who would use their personal cars to deliver the food to restaurants, hotels, hospitals and schools. Sysco Corporation, a major food distribution company, has been ordered to pay nearly $20 million in fines and restitution after an investigation revealed the company was improperly storing perishable foods. (Associated Press) Sysco stopped those practices once they were revealed in an NBC Bay Area report, which led to a statewide investigation by the Department of Public Health. “It is not a luxury for our food to be handled with the utmost professional care to ensure that it is not dangerous,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement. “That is your right and that is the law.” Sysco agreed to pay $15 million in penalties, and more than $4 million in restitution, including a $1 million food contribution to food banks throughout California and $3.3 million for the cost of a five-year, statewide program that will fund food transportation inspectors.
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It was filed in Santa Clara County. Sysco delivers food to restaurants, hotels and schools, among other businesses, using a fleet of refrigerated food trucks to transport most of its products. “For some small orders, Sysco food trucks would deliver food orders to unrefrigerated sheds for later pick-up by other employees who would then transport the food in their personal unrefrigerated vehicles to commercial customers,” Walker said. Sysco ceased the practice after the news investigation. During a state investigation triggered by the news report, inspectors found that Sysco used 22 unregistered sites in California that stored products such as seafood, milk and raw meat, Walker said.
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Elkton approves Minihane’s lease for deck – Cecil Daily: Local News

That ramp is completed and allows people to park at one center and walk to the other without escalating traffic snarls in the congested Million Dollar Half Mile. A hand-written sign on the window of the storefront in the new plaza indicated crews were setting up an Adidas Factory Outlet. Adidas Group also owns the Reebok-Rockport Outlet across the street in the Adirondack Outlet Mall.
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Updated: Yesterday ABERDEEN In June, the Maryland DC Credit Union Association (MDDCCUA) recognized David H. Gilbert as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year. Updated: July 17 CECIL WHIG PHOTO BY JACOB OWENS First steps Two large storage sheds that were previously behind the Minihanes Irish Pub & Restaurant in Elkton have been razed in order to begin planning for the construction of an outdoor deck. Town officials approved a necessary lease agreement on Wednesday. Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:23 pm | Updated: 8:47 pm, Sun Jul 20, 2014. Elkton approves Minihane’s lease for deck By Jacob Owens [email protected] Cecil Daily ELKTON The town board of commissioners approved three major projects during its Wednesday meeting. The board unanimously approved a commercial lease agreement with the owners of Minihanes Irish Pub & Restaurant for nine parking spaces in the municipal lot between Main and Bow streets.
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