Photographs of uncooked, unwrapped pork being delivered to a San Jose grocery retailer in purchasing carts have led to an investigation by the Division of Environmental Well being, The Mercury Information reviews.
Loretta Seto posted images of the pork being moved within the carts on Faceook and the images shortly went viral. The submit confirmed males in yellow slickers delivering the meat to the 99 Ranch Market on Jan. 14.
“We have been on the 99 Ranch Market throughout from this Costco and noticed their distributors delivering meat with Costco purchasing carts!” Seto wrote. “Discuss disgusting! I am often okay with sticking the children within the seat of the basket, however this can be a complete new degree of gross.”
The Santa Clara County Division of Environmental Well being launched an announcement to The Mercury Information about them receiving complaints about “unauthorized supply of pork” to the market.
“We’re taking instant steps to conduct a radical investigation and acceptable actions to make sure meals security for the general public,” the assertion mentioned. “Different regulatory and oversight companies, together with these on the federal and state degree, shall be notified as acceptable.”
NBC Bay Space recognized the meat vendor as Winton-based Jim’s Farm Meat Co. Inc.
Maria Moon, an workplace supervisor at Jim’s Farm Meat, instructed the Modesto Bee the meat got here from her firm. She mentioned the 2 staff pushing the meat within the carts have since been fired.
“We’re totally investigating the incident,” Moon mentioned. “This is not something we usually do. Once we ship our merchandise out, they’re all the time in a combo bin and wrapped. That is the way it left our facility.”
The 99 Ranch Market launched an announcement to The Mercury Information saying they have been “terribly sorry” for the incident.
“99 Ranch Market is dedicated to meals security and buyer satisfaction. Due to this fact, we’re taking the required steps to resolve this problem by investigating this case additional and submitting a criticism in opposition to our vendor. We respect you bringing this to our consideration. Thanks on your persistence and understanding,” the assertion mentioned.