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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oakland Sandwich Maker REL's Shut Down for Selling Creepy Crawlies on Rye

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 6:06 PM

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This may be the year of the sandwich in San Francisco, but if your budget has relegated your lunchtime grazing to the pre-pack options at the convenience store, you might've been ingesting more than just tuna salad recently. In a story on SFoodie's sister news blog The Snitch, Anna McCarthy probes the federal lawsuit against Oakland sandwich maker REL's Food for allegedly chronically nasty sanitation. The DOJ claims the company has repeatedly dissed federal warnings about violations and sold "adulterated" food to retail customers from drugstore chains to mom 'n' pops. Thankfully, the suspected bugwiches have been embargoed. Read the full story here.

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