Health Department orders closure of the Mars candy factory

by Medindia Content Team on  June 30, 2006 at 4:02 PM Corporate News   - G J E 4
Health Department orders closure of the Mars candy factory
Chicago: During an inspection by the Chicago Public Health Department in June, officials had pointed out certain glaring anomalies in the Mars Candy factory. The inspection had revealed certain lapses in the candy production area, including poorly maintained outlets, which could serve as easy entry points for rodents. Despite necessitating immediate remedies by the officials, the company M&M Mars Inc. candy factory, had done precious little to correct the irregularities.

Officials at the Chicago Public Health Department have taken the extreme measure of ordering a shut down of the factory.

Dr. Terry Mason, city health commissioner said," 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. This candy facility will remain closed until these health violations have been corrected."

A fine has been slapped on the company to the tune of $1,500, over and above the closing of the plant.


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I've heard that they test on animals too. Boycott MARS!
guest Monday, January 21, 2008
What about the product produced before the plant closing? Are they going to sell it? Yuck. The company needs to respond.
guest Saturday, July 8, 2006
Gotta wonder how many private homes would be closed for health violations...yet those same people will scream about the candy plant.
guest Friday, June 30, 2006
I will never buy a Mars product again. I no longer TRUST them with my HEALTH! The fine should be 1 million at least!
guest Friday, June 30, 2006

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