Finish your breakfast before you read this:
The United States Attorney has filed the official paperwork ordering the destruction of all mice-invested food products at the now shuttered San Francisco Herb & Natural Foods Co.
As readers probably would like to forget but haven't, state health officials shut down the Fremont-based food company last month after they discovered an astonishing collection of mice -- and their fecal matter -- squatting in the 150,000-square-foot warehouse.
According to the complaint:
During the inspection, investigators observed live rodents on and around food; dead rodents throughout the warehouse and in food; numerous gnawed and urine stained packages of food; live and dead insects on food and food packages; numerous rodent excreta pellets on, in, and around food products; and apparent rodent nesting materials in food.And there was no sign that this problem would be cleared up quickly: Inspectors also observed building defects, such as gaps in exterior doors and holes leading to the outside, permitting easy pest access to the entire facility.