U.S. Marshals this week seized cheese products distributed by Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, according to a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA said it had requested the action after its inspectors found evidence of rodent infestation at the Darlington plant.
In a complaint unsealed by the U.S. District Court Friday, the FDA alleges that in February it conducted an inspection of the company that revealed evidence of rodents. The agency said a follow-up inspection in late April 2011 found the company had taken corrective action to remedy many of the violations cited in February, but had not resolved the rodent contamination problem.
It then requested the seizure, charging that the products were considered adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. U.S. Marshals carried out the order to hold certain cheese products at the facility on May 17 and 18.
Brunkow Cheese manufactures, packs, labels and distributes cheese products.