Rodent excrement found in Wisconsin pet, human food warehouse
U.S. Marshals have seized 1,500 cases of human and animal food products contaminated by rodents at Ellsworth, Wis. - based Mid-States Closeouts. A December 2009 FDA inspection there uncovered "widespread and active rodent infestation, numerous gnawed packages of human and animal food, rodent excreta pellets on, in, and around food packages and rodent nesting material. The facility also had structural defects permitting easy pest access to the entire facility, and rodent harborage areas near the warehouse," the agency said in a statement. "The violations at Mid-States Closeouts are widespread and significant."