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Family Dollar Temporarily Closes 404 Stores After Rat Infestation at Distribution Center

Infestation also prompted a recall of FDA-regulated items purchased from the stores




Family Dollar (Chesapeake, VA) has temporarily closed 404 locations after 1000 dead rats were found in an Arkansas distribution center, USA Today reports.

The impacted stores span six states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The full list can be found here.

The rodent infestation is also tied to a recall that the discount retail chain announced on Feb. 18. In that announcement, Family Dollar said it’s initiating a voluntary retail-level product recall of certain FDA-regulated products that that were shipped to the 404 stores from the impacted distribution center in Arkansas.

“We take situations like this very seriously and are committed to providing safe and quality products to our customers,” Family Dollar spokeswoman Kayleigh Campbell told USA Today. “We have been fully cooperating with all regulatory agencies in the resolution of this matter and are in the process of remediating the issue.”

Read more at USA Today.




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