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Sysco caught with pants down

Sometimes there is little wonder why I still have a job.

The Bay Area’s NBC Investigation Unit reports that Sysco Corporation, one of the country’s largest food distributors, is facing major penalties after NBC Bay Area surveillance cameras caught Sysco employees storing raw meat, milk and vegetables food for hours before taking the food to restaurants all over Northern California.

“I’m shocked,” Pat Kennelly, Food Safety Chief of the California Department of Public Health, said after seeing NBC Bay Area’s exclusive video.

He said 14 state health inspectors fanned out across northern California from Monterey to Fort Bragg Tuesday morning. They were stunned to learn Sysco employees were using outdoor storage units as makeshift warehouses to keep raw meat, milk and other perishable foods for hours before delivering  them to restaurants.

The videos speak for themselves:

View more videos at: http://nbcbayarea.com.

View more videos at: http://nbcbayarea.com.