Friday, July 18
(Santa Cruz, CA) -- A major food distribution company will pay nearly 20-million dollars to settle a consumer protection lawsuit in California. An investigation by KNTV-TV revealed that Sysco Corporation regularly kept perishable foods such as seafood, milk and raw meats in unrefrigerated and unregistered storage sheds. Prosecutors say those food items were then be picked up by employees in their unrefrigerated personal cars and taken to customers including schools, hospitals and restaurants. Sysco is paying 15-million in penalties, and almost five-million in restitution.