A grocery store in San Jose, California is under investigation after a woman posted pictures on Facebook of two men pushing grocery carts full of raw, uncovered meat through the front door of a store.
‘It was absolutely gross,’ Loretta Seto told the local NBC Station, ‘they were just cut in half, some were kind of flopped over the side so it was touching the handlebars.’
She was at 99 Ranch Market to stock up for a barbecue when she spotted the delivery and whipped out her smart phone and snapped two pictures of Costco carts overflowing with raw meat.
She posted it on her Facebook page noting: ‘I’m usually okay with sticking the kids in the seat of the basket, but this is a whole new level of gross. Beware.’
Delivery men with carts full of raw, uncovered meat were snapped entering San Jose grocery store 99 Ranch Market
The store said it had no idea that this was happening before a shopper posted it on social media
Her post quickly went viral, with commenters calling out the store for the unsanitary delivery method.
99 Ranch Market told NBC that they were unaware of the situation until they saw Seto’s photos.
A spokesman said the men in the pictures were not store employees, rather they worked for the supplier, Jim’s Farm Meat.
In a statement they said,’the store has immediately removed and discarded their inventory of Jim’s Farm Meat products. We are working with our supplier to insure that such an incident will not occur again.’
Loretta Seto of San Jose posted the pictures on Facebook, she wonders about putting her kids in store carts
Loretta Seto’s Facebook post alerted the store and the health department to what appears to be a health code violation
On Seto’s Facebook page, the grocery store apologized, ‘we are taking the necessary steps to resolve this issue by investigating this case further and filing a complaint against our vendor.’
The Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health confirmed it is now investigating.
Jim’s Farm Meat and Costco, where the carts came from, were not available for comment.