Eggs, cheese found spoiling in unrefrigerated delivery truck
Police: Truck bound for Asian restaurants
Last Updated: 253 days ago
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. - Hundreds of eggs and dozens of pounds of cream cheese were found spoiling in the back of an unrefrigerated delivery truck Thursday, police said.
State police stopped the box truck on westbound Interstate 70 near the 37 mile marker just after 9 a.m. for a routine inspection.
Troopers determined the refrigerator unit of the truck was not working, and found 60 dozen eggs and 60 pounds of cream cheese at a temperature of 57 degrees, police said.
Eggs are required to be kept at 45 degrees or below, while cream cheese must be kept at 41 degrees or below.
The Putnam County Health Department confiscated and disposed of the eggs and cream cheese.
The driver, Dong Xie, 39, of California, was cited for not operating a vehicle transporting foods in compliance with health department rules and for being a non-English speaking driver, both infraction violations.
Police said the load originated in Cincinnati under the name of Eternal Trading Company, and was bound for Asian-style restaurants in Terre Haute and Attica, along with Charleston and Danville, Ill.
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