CHICAGO (CBS) — City inspectors shut down a grocery store in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood this week, after finding insects buzzing around everywhere.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Marsett reports, inspectors from the Dumpster Task Force visited Cermak Produce No. 3 at 4800 W. Diversey Ave. to follow up on a complaint, and had no problem finding problems.READ MORE: Chicago Police Issue Alert Of Armed Robberies In Lincoln Park And Lake View
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They closed the store due to an infestation of flying insects and related sanitary problems, a release from the city’s Dept. of Streets & Sanitation said.
More than 800 flying insects were spotted in total. Many of them were spotted sitting on and above produce areas where roots, onions, corn and other vegetables were on display.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Heavy Rain, Possible Flood Watch
Large concentrations of flies were seen crawling on walls in the meat display area. Flies were also found in the bakery, lounging on top of a loaf of French bread and exploring a doughnut in a display case, the department said.
More than 140 mouse droppings were also found in an isolated, non-food area in the back of the store.
The store was closed for the critical violations of inadequate pest control and failure to protect food from contamination.MORE NEWS: Ed's Tech Notes: Walgreens New Drone Delivery, Amazon New Pay Option, Facebook Rumored Rebrand
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.