Meat destroyed at Rescue Mission to be replenished
Shreveport, La –
State officials are stepping in after hearing of the news that the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals destroyed deer meat at the Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission last month.
On January 28th, the DHH received a call about a complaint that deer meat was being served at the mission. After an inspection, a state employer concluded that the venison had to be destroyed and doused it in clorox bleach.
Since KTBS first reported the incident last week, it has received a lot of attention. So much so that now several state agencies are getting involved.
This afternoon a press conference was held at the Rescue Mission to discuss the matter. State Representative Jeff Thompson, as well as representatives from the LA Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Department of Wildlife and Fisheries attended the event.
Representative Thompson says that while the DHH had the right intentions, that they went overboard when destroying the venison.
“Through an act of what appears to be over zealous interpretation of the codes in an attempt to have food safety as a priority which it should be, we had a lot of food go to waste,” said Thompson.