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Indiana State Police discover more contaminated food heading to Indiana grocery stores

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State Troopers discovered hog carcasses inside that were dripping blood and fluids onto other food in the truck. State Troopers discovered hog carcasses inside that were dripping blood and fluids onto other food in the truck.
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Indiana State Police tell WTHR they are preparing to discard contaminated food that was headed to Indiana grocery stores.

State Troopers stopped a food delivery truck Tuesday morning near Frankfort and discovered hog carcasses inside that were dripping blood and fluids onto other food in the truck.

The Clinton County Health Department is now on the scene to determine the extent of the cross contamination, and how much of the food must be destroyed.

ISP says the truck is operated by El Rey USA.  It left Chicago this morning and was on its way to deliver meat, produce and other food items to Mexican grocery stores in Indiana, according to ISP Trooper Ashley Kelly.

The incident is the just the latest in ISP's two-year crackdown on unsafe food transportation to Indiana restaurants and grocery stores.

WTHR first documented the problem – and ISP's efforts – in a 2011 investigation that made national headlines.

The investigation led to a new state law that gives ISP more authority to detain unsafe truckloads of food and stiffer penalties for truck drivers and operators who violate food safety regulations.

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