UPDATE: Wal-Mart Deli, Bakery Reopen After Rodent Problem
The deli and the bakery at the Wal-Mart superstore in Lebanon have reopened after being shut down for a rodent problem.
News 8 initially reported the problem on Thursday, Aug. 4. A store spokeswoman said the problem was first discovered at the end of June but that pest control efforts were unsuccessful. The spokeswoman would not say what type of rodent had gotten into the store.
Here is the complete statement the company issued on Thursday:
"Unfortunately it has come to our attention that rodents have found their way into our store in Lebanon, Pa. We are aware of the situation and we are working to resolve this issue.
As part of our commitment to food safety, the bakery and deli remain closed until the problem can be corrected. We’re working with a pest control company, a professional cleaning service and the Department of Agriculture to remedy the situation.
We make every effort to ensure our stores are clean and pest free and apologize to our customers for this inconvenience. Once the Department of Agriculture inspects our store and gives us the okay to re-open, we will."
On Friday, a company spokesperson updated the situation, saying the store had passed the inspection and the deli and bakery are open for business
Source = wgal.com
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