Sysco to Pay $20 Million to Settle Unsafe Food Handling Charges

Sysco Corporation, the largest U.S. food distribution company will pay almost $20 million dollars in restitution, costs and penalties for the company’s illegal practice of holding perishable foods – such as seafood, milk and raw meat – in unrefrigerated sheds, reports Corporate Crime Reporter. Sysco food trucks would deliver some small food orders to unrefrigerated and unsanitary sheds. Sysco employees would then use their personal vehicles to deliver the unsafely held food to restaurants, hotels, hospitals and schools.