March 15 (Reuters) – Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O) said on Tuesday the Eastern District of Arkansas issued a federal grand jury subpoena related to a pest and sanitation problem, a month after U.S. health regulators identified a contamination issue at its Family Dollar division.
Rodent activity and Salmonella contamination at a Family Dollar distribution center in Arkansas recently led to a recall of drugs, cosmetics, human and animal foods from 404 stores in six U.S. states, including Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana. (https://bit.ly/3CHXiHw)
Dollar Tree said earlier this month it incurred a $34.1 million hit due to the recall.
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Rodent contamination may cause Salmonella and infectious diseases, which may pose the greatest risk to infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and immuno-compromised people, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said last month.