The FDA initiated a seizure by U.S. Marshals of food manufacured in a rodent-infested warehouse that processes and distributes kosher food products. Evidence of rodent activity, including rodent droppings and at least one dead rodent, were found in the facility. After the raid, Melinda K. Plaisier, the FDA’s acting associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, said,
"V.I.P. Foods housed various dried mixes and bases, such as chicken soup base, blueberry muffin mix and bread crumbs; and the conditions inside this warehouse were just deplorable. We will continue to take aggressive action to protect public health."