Chicken supplier to US base in Italy fails inspection
A poultry plant currently supplying chicken meat to commissaries in Italy
has reportedly failed a recent health inspection.
Stars and Stripes reports that commissary officials said they were advised
by medical personnel that it was not necessary to remove Arena Chicken products
from the shelf following the failed inspection.
"Existing fresh chicken products were not pulled from the counters," said
Defense Commissary Agency spokeswoman Gerri Young. "However, chicken has a short
shelf-life and all on-hand stocks have been sold out for several days. No more
orders have been placed."
Specific information was not provided on what caused the Arena Chicken
plant - the sole provider of fresh poultry to US military commissaries in
Italy - to fail the inspection on 7 October.
It is reported that DeCA is looking for an alternate source for fresh
poultry in Italy. In the meantime, a second inspection of the Arena plant is
scheduled for 7 November.
Source: Stars and Stripes
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