SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) – US Food Safety officials have joined an investigation into raw meat being delivered unpackaged and in shopping carts to a San Jose grocery store.
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An investigation began last week after photos were released of men delivering the meat to the 99 ranch market.
The USDA today issued a statement saying it will work with local investigators and determine future action.
Central Valley meat seller Jim’s Farm Meat Company says he laid off both employees.
The USDA released a statement following the incident, which said: “The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture is committed to protecting public health by ensuring the safety of meat supplies in the country. The agency works with local people Authorities together and will determine further measures as information becomes available. ”
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