City shuts down Mars candy factory - VeggieBoards
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#1 Old 06-30-2006, 01:49 PM
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Officials at the Chicago Public Health Department said they took the rarely used step of closing the M&M Mars Inc. candy factory on the city's West Side after the company did not correct problems discovered during a June 21 inspection.

Those problems include a fruit fly infestation in the candymaking area and gaps in overhead doors that could allow rodents and insects access to the production area. Inspectors also reported finding mouse feces in the food processing area and food items improperly stored on the floor rather than elevated.

The Oak Park Avenue plant produces Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way and Mars candy bars.

"Every licensed food establishment operator in this city, from the smallest mom and pop to the largest food processing facility, needs to understand that when we issue an order to correct a health violation, we mean business," said Dr. Terry Mason, city health commissioner.

Glad I don't eat Snickers anymore.

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