After 30 Michigan inmates were recently treated for an apparent foodborne illness and maggots were found near a prison food service line, Gov. Rick Snyder said the private contractor’s performance was under review. Prisoners found fly larvae and maggots in small cracks by the sneeze guard in the food service line at Parnall Correctional Facility on Friday, June 27, according to Russ Marlan, Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman. On Saturday, 20 inmates had symptoms consistent with foodborne illness, including diarrhea, vomiting and headache. By Sunday, there were 30 cases of illness. “The most recent problems are real problems, so that’s something we’re looking into,” Snyder reportedly said on Tuesday. “That shouldn’t happen, in terms of the quality and safety of the food. That’s not acceptable.” The food services contract at the prison is held by Aramark Correctional Services, which took over in December. Aramark officials said the maggots were found before any food was served that day and that there was no connection between that and the inmate illnesses. “There is no medical or scientific data connecting any of these illnesses,” said Karen Cutler, a company spokeswoman, adding that Aramark immediately reportedly the problem to prison officials. However, the corrections department spokesman called the maggots “a significant sanitary issue” and said that Aramark is supposed to maintain the food service equipment. “We don’t know if we will ever be able to confirm where it (illnesses) came from, but when you have 30-some people getting sick, it typically comes from food,” Marlan said. Michigan signed a three-year, $1450-million contract with Aramark last year giving the firm control over prison food service in the state. Since then, complaints have repeatedly surfaced about food shortages, menu changes, meal delays and other problems. Consequently, the state fined the company nearly $100,000 in March, and Michigan officials sent a letter to Aramark last month emphasizing that the terms of the contract would be strictly enforced.