Baton Rouge, La – The federal government is warning consumers about rodent contamination after a recall has been issued for over 200 products sold at Family Dollar shops in the United States, including several in Baton Rouge and adjacent areas.
The FDA reported that, “Following an FDA inspection in West Memphis, Arkansas, the company discovered insanitary conditions, including a rodent infestation, that might have caused many of the products to become tainted.”
More than 1,000 rodents were discovered in a distribution warehouse in the Mid-South, according to officials. They believe that products including food and medications may be impacted.
This warning affects FDA-regulated goods purchased at Family Dollar stores in six states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. It began on January 1, 2021 and continues through the present.
According to the FDA, this voluntary recall by Family Dollar includes human foods; dietary supplements including vitamin, herbal, and mineral supplements; cosmetics including skincare products, baby oils, lipsticks, shampoos, and baby wipes; animal foods including kibble, pet treats, and wild bird seed; medical devices including feminine hygiene products, surgical masks, contact lens cleaning solutions, bandages, nasal care products; and over-the-counter medications including pain medications, eye drops, dental products, antacids, and other medications for both adults and children.
The following Family Dollar Stores are located in Baton Rouge:
3438 Drusilla Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, 3433 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, 9999 Burbank Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, 7070 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, 2323 Plank Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, 801 O’Neal Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, 9584 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70815, 13559 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, 2875 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, 3815 Choctaw Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70805, 7165 Greenwell Springs Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70805, 6500 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70805, 1542 N Foster Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, 5566 Plank Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70805, 8027 Scenic Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70807, 3777 N Sherwood Forest Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70814. 4848 O’Neal Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70817, 6910 Mickens Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70811
The FDA recommends that all medications, medical devices, cosmetics, and dietary supplements be discarded regardless of packaging. If thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, food in non-permeable packaging such as unbroken glass or all-metal cans may be consumed according to the FDA.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to this incident. It is advised that you contact a personal injury attorney in Baton Rouge to start the process of making a personal injury claim. Call (225) 240-4053 for a free consultation.