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Judge orders destruction of food seized from Wis. warehouse

MADISON (WKOW) -- A federal judge has ordered the destruction of 1,500 cases of food seized from a Wisconsin warehouse where inspectors found filthy conditions.

The food, ranging from chocolate candy to cat treats, was seized in February from Mid-States Closeouts, a distribution warehouse in Ellsworth, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration.

An inspection in November and December revealed widespread rodent infestation, including numerous gnawed packages of food and live rodents. The FDA said at the time it hadn't received complaints of illness associated with the warehouse.

U.S. District Judge William Conley ordered the food's destruction last week.

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