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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

The following information is from the US Department of Justice /a> and NY Times posted on April 13,2013.

Approximately $1 Million worth of food products seized by the FDA from V.I.P. Foods, Inc.’s Ridgewood, NY facility on March 19, 2013 because of rodent infestation. The VIP plant was inspected on October 25 and inspectors “observed over 1,200 rodent excreta pellets, at least 4 live and dead mice, and rodent-gnawed containers of food,” as well as rodent urine stains on and around foodstuffs". 'when inspectors returned in February, after being told the problems were fixed, the inspectors found the same problems. The government suit seeks forfeiture and condemnation of the adulterated food products.
VIP Foods is a is a manufacturer, warehouse, and repacker of various formulated dried mixes and bases such as chicken soup base, blueberry muffin mix, pancake mix, and flavored mashed potatoes. V.I.P.’s products are distributed under various names including V.I.P. Foods, VIP Foods, and KoJel. V.I.P. also distributes products under private label.

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