Rats! In the Walmart! New York City may have more than its share of rodents, but one pest we don’t have is Walmart…which is why for this rat infestation report we’ll be traveling all the way to sunny Phoenix! From KTAR:
A health inspector said he found mouse droppings at a Valley Wal-Mart on Monday after shoppers reported seeing rodents in a bakery case.
Three customers at the Wal-Mart near 16th Avenue and Bethany Home Road said they saw at least three mice scurrying around inside a doughnut case.
Ashley Seeba snapped a picture of one rodent with her cell phone.
“It made me sick. I could have gotten physically ill and it is just disturbing to know that a large corporation like Wal-Mart doesn’t even have high enough standards to keep rats out of their building,” Seeba said.
The shoppers who witnessed the rats said the Walmart manager would not let them file a complaint. Walmart has responded to the report via a statement sent to CBS 5 News:
“Food safety is a top priority for us, and we take this allegation quite seriously and are thoroughly investigating it.”
“In an abundance of caution we have sanitized and cleaned the bakery area and have scheduled additional pest control. We also immediately discarded all bakery product in the case in question”
In other news, Walmart sells donuts?—MEGHANN MARCO