Truckload of food destroyedPublished 7:32pm Tuesday, March 27, 2012
NEW BUFFALO — During a traffic stop of a commercial vehicle on March 21 that bypassed the New Buffalo Weigh Station on east bound I-94, Michigan
State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers discovered adulterated food.
A search of the vehicle’s cargo area revealed approximately 175 pounds of unrefrigerated food, including deli meat, beef and various
partially thawed frozen raw foods. Temperatures inside the cargo area were between 48 and 70 degrees; well above the temperature considered
safe for consumption. The outside temperature at the time of the stop
was 83 degrees.
A food inspector from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) was contacted and assisted with the inspection of
the vehicle and driver. The load was confiscated and destroyed
by MDARD, and the driver was cited for bypassing the weigh station,
defective equipment and failure to pay Unified Carrier Registration