Closed: Family Dollar Closes Alabama Stores For Decontamination
Family Dollar Has closed most stores until they can get the facilities rat-free and the affected products out of the stores. More than 1000 rodents were found inside a Family Dollar distribution facility in Arkansas. This facility supplies Alabama stores. Tuscaloosa Family Dollar stores are included.
The Food and Drug Administration said a complaint from the West Memphis, Arkansas facility resulted in inspectors finding rodents. Live rats, dead rats, rat feces, dead birds, and bird droppings were found.
After fumigating the Family Dollar supply warehouse more than 1100 rats were recovered.
The FDA said it is now working with Family Dollar stores to recall all affected products.
Contaminated products include food, pet food, cosmetics, medications, and medical devices that were sold in January or February 2022 at Family Dollar Stores in Alabama and other surrounding southern states. Family Dollar listed 404 stores in the South that may have sold contaminated products, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Family Dollar corporate says it is not aware of any customer complaints or reports of illness related to the recall.
Family Dollar is notifying all stores by letter asking them to check their merchandise to stop the sale of any products affected by rodents in the Family Dollar supply warehouse.
If you purchased an affected product, you may return it to Family Dollar without a receipt.
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