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    Default Sysco Foods stored perishables in storage units..

    This story was on our local news last night. I recognize one of the facilities as a competitor nearby. Luckily the focus wasn't on the storage facilities per se, but more on the terrible food handling practices of Sysco. They show a Sysco truck dropping off perishable food at a storage unit at 4:30 in the morning, at one of this facility's 24 hour access units that are not behind a security gate. My thought has always been that nothing good happens at a storage unit in the middle of the night....

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    I laughed at the storage guy saying they don't allow food of any kind at their facility, this is the same facility where the truck made FRESH food deliveries in the middle of the night. A veritable varmint smorgasbord.
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    My Mom saw this also and called me about it first thing this morning. Thanks for posting the link. I recognize a couple of sites as well. Why?!! Can you imagine a hospital patient who is already compromised health-wise getting bad food that was stored and then left to set on those carts they use in hospitals? When has anyone ever received a hot meal in a hospital? I for one am appalled at this on so many levels!
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    My guess is that the facility in the story knew that Sysco was using the unit for some type of food storage. I doubt they figured they were storing pork and milk in there, but c'mon.....Sysco is a FOOD RETAILER, what did they think they would be putting in there, contents of a 3BR home?

    I just rented to a guy that repairs kitchen machinery used at a very yummy Mexican restaurant chain in the bay area. I must have asked him 5 times during his time on my facility if he would have any food on the things he stored. I was concerned about even remnants of cheese, chips, salsa, etc. He assured me there would be no food products whatsoever. Guess where I was the day he moved in? Sitting in my golf cart making happy talk with him while I spied everything he unloaded. It doesn't really seem to be that difficult to know what's going on on your facility, unless you're a clock puncher that really couldn't care less as long as the unit shows up as rented on your monthly report.
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    Woo-hoo, reconnaissance missions strike again. I agree, you know the staff had to know or at least have a clue??? Or at least one would hope they did. Alas, one of the downsides of being an underpaid, clock-puncher. I wonder though, how the companies involved in the undercover investigation feel about being drug into the Sysco scandal? Most of us try to keep everything on the up and up, but we can't be responsible for 100 pounds of cocaine hidden inside dressers or whatnot right? I personally took affront at the title of the NBC report; "Sysco Food Stored in Dirty Sheds Served to Bay Area Restaurants" Who says they were dirty units vs. simply units just not intended for food storage?
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    Default Re: Sysco Foods stored perishables in storage units..

    Just a little thing, but, Raj called Sysco a retailer. Try wholesaler or distributor.
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    Yeah astro, one of the largest media markets isn't known for its' attention to detail. This video is from a few days ago and Asiana Air has now dropped their lawsuit against KTVU Channel 2.
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    "Picture an an old, rusty, hot, storage unit. Most people use these outdoor sheds to keep unwanted furniture or knick knacks"

    Paint a pretty picture don't they!
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    Unfortunaety the evil monster "Greed" is the one responsible for this. Couldn't possibly be a dedicated, loyal employee of Sysco!!
    Since the video shows salepeople picking up the items from the storage unit and making the deliveries in their private vehicles I'm sure it was a commisioned salesperson who came up with a way to service small customers more profitably, and someone up the chain had to approve of it knowing full well they were placing the public in jeopardy. If he idiots in D.C. wanted to do somthing constructive and beneficial for their constituents back home this would be the place to spend our dollars.
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