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Spoiled food update: Company gets new trucks

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On June 6, 2014, an Ohio Department of Agriculture representative confirmed to WKBN that food supplier New Sheng Hung has worked to rectify their issue with delivering spoiled goods to local restaurants.

It is reported that one of the company's trucks is now running properly and that three other vehicles with working refrigeration units have been rented.

The ODA has approved the use of the four trucks.

Last month a refrigeration truck was pulled over just outside of Youngstown.

The officer took a look inside the back of the truck and discovered that the company was transporting spoiled and contaminated food.  The officer noted that the temperature of the refrigerated cargo area was 65 degrees, well below freezing.

The driver told the officer the cooling system had been broken for months.

Sheng Hung Hong delivers to Chinese food restaurants all over Northeast Ohio, and they're based in Cleveland.

The truck was stopped in Mahoning Township in Lawrence County. The truck already had made deliveries to seven restaurants in the Youngstown area before it was pulled over.  Those restaurants are:

  • House of China – Boardman
  • Grand Buffet – Boardman
  • Sawa Steak House – Boardman
  • Golden Bowl - Struthers
  • Shangrila Express – Boardman
  • Bamboo Garden – Austintown
  • Little Hunan – Austintown

The Department of Agriculture discovered there were seven other trucks that did not have working refrigeration units and the company was ordered to stop making deliveries until the trucks were repaired.

Since 2013, inspectors made eight visits to the company for violations, mostly for repeat issues, such as not having running water in the cabbage preparation area and unsanitary conditions. 

They also found dead mice in several traps, rodent feces in the dry goods area and cat feces in the building.

To see all inspections of Sheng Hung by the Ohio Department of Agriculture within the past two years, click here.

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