Discount store Family Dollar is recalling several of its products that shipped to more than 400 stores in the South after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation uncovered a rodent infestation at a distribution center in Arkansas, according to CNBC.
Not only are they recalling their products, Family Dollar is also temporarily closing 404 affected locations.
The FDA stated in a release that it recently inspected the facility in West Memphis, Arkansas, after it received a consumer complaint. According to the agency, regulators found live and dead rodents "in various states of decay.
More than 1,100 dead rodents were found following a fumigation at the facility in January 2022, the agency also said. Regulators also discovered what appeared to be "a history of infestation," it said. A review of the company's internal records indicated the collection of more than 2,300 rodents from March to September of last year.
"Family Dollar is notifying its affected stores by letter asking them to check their stock immediately and to quarantine and discontinue the sale of any affected product. Customers that may have bought affected product may return such product to the Family Dollar store where they were purchased without receipts," the company said.