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Government to shut down popular tuna sandwich maker for failing to produce safe products

By Mason White 5:01 PM November 24, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
The government took a popular sandwich maker to court for failing to produce safe products, according to court documents filed in Michigan.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to shut down the tuna sandwich maker in Detroit, for not following safe procedures when producing products.

A Justice Department attorney asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, for an injunction against Scotty’s Inc., which is located at 3426 Street.

Scotty’s Inc. does business as Bruce Enterprises, and makes sandwiches for convenience stores, gas station and police departments in Michigan and Ohio.

According to the complaint, the company ignored several orders by the FDA to write and implement a safe tuna sandwiches production plan.

The business also failed to make, package and store their sandwiches under conditions that minimize the possibility of contamination.

The FDA however, said that it is not aware of any complaints or reports of illness.

The company said that it is shocked by the FDA complaint as they did not produce any tuna sandwiches for more than a year.

The Justice Department wants the injunction to last until the company complies with all food and health regulations.