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Food giant Sysco under USDA investigation

Sysco Corporation is now under investigation by the USDA’s Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit, according to spokesman Richard McIntire.

The USDA would not specify when the department began looking into the food distributor, only stating that the investigation began after USDA received a complaint to their Alameda district office from a local meat trade association. The complaint came from staffers in the association shortly after they saw NBC Bay Area’s report exposing Sysco’s dirty food sheds.

The federal investigation is the latest development in the Sysco saga after NBC Bay Area uncovered Sysco’s longstanding, widespread, practice of storing raw meat, dairy and produce in unrefrigerated sheds across the U.S. and Canada.

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