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State suffers serious tornado damage, food safety inspectors deployed

Overnight storms left several homes damaged in Jefferson County (source: WBRC) Overnight storms left several homes damaged in Jefferson County (source: WBRC)

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has activated the Emergency Operations Center at the department headquarters in Montgomery.

Damage reports began coming in early Monday morning and as a result the department's food safety inspectors were deployed to those storm damaged areas. Our inspectors are on the ground accessing damage and power outages at retail food establishments to insure the safety of food products.

Food safety inspectors assure that any products that have been compromised due to lack of refrigeration and /or damage are removed from the market place.

Department staff continues to work closely with the state Emergency Management Agency and is coordinating efforts to make sure any Alabama agriculture needs are addressed.

At this time no damage reports from agribusinesses or agricultural producers have been received.

 

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