USDA COVERS-UP FOR STATE OF FLORIDA RODENT INFESTED WAREHOUSE
"I have reviewed the Investigative Report submitted to your agency by the Government Accountability Project (GAP) as well as the follow up letters from the USDA denying the request to recall the 16 million pounds of questionable product. It appears,
evidence, including sworn affidavits and photographs have been ignored by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) with .their repeated denial of facilitating this Recall Request. These photographs alone seem to document the contamination of this warehouse - why has the USDA failed to act in the best interests of our consumers on this effort?"
Now read the comments from the USDA to member of Congress Rosa DeLauro.
"In June 2005, FSIS conducted a comprehensive investigation of the Pride Industries processing plant and found no evidence to substantiate Mr. Stone's allegation that adulterated food product was processed or shipped in commerce by Pride Industries. In June 2005, FSIS conducted a separate !investigation at the Pride warehouse,
a detached off premise facility used to store packaging materials and other items used by Pride Industries. In this case, FSIS did find contamination at the warehouse. As a result, packaging material and breading mix that were
stored in the contaminated warehouse were destroyed under FSIS supervision. The warehouse was voluntarily closed by Pride in 2005".
Now ask yourself why did it take two separate investigations to find the warehouse and why did the USDA not take any action when Pride stated to them that it did not have any knowledge of the existence of the warehouse. Never has the USDA accepted the documents supplied to them showing they were being misled in the investigation.
Why is a double standard allowed by the USDA in this investigation? To divert an investigation should not be tolerated by any agency.