FBI Arrests Man Who Sprayed Mouse Poison On Grocery Food In Ann Arbor, MI

Anne Sewell

After a food poisoning scare, the FBI has arrested a man they suspect of spraying fresh food in three Ann Arbor grocery stores with a poisonous substance. They have also listed other stores that may have been affected. Health officials say residents shouldn't be too concerned about the effects of having consumed the food.

The Inquisitr reported on Tuesday that an unknown man had walked into a Whole Foods Market store in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was seen to sprinkle something on the salad bar. It turns out this wasn't the only store in the area the suspect visited.

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Washington Post reports the investigation is ongoing as the FBI wants to determine if other stores the suspect visited in Ann Arbor were also affected.

The FBI says its investigators are currently working with the State of Michigan and Washtenaw County Health officials to assess any possible threat to the public.

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The FBI has listed three stores the suspect is said to have definitely visited and sprayed fresh food in the last two weeks:

However according to the FBI, the suspect also visited several other grocery stores in the Ann Arbor area in recent months and their investigation is ongoing to determine if any of these stores were targeted with the dangerous liquid. Reportedly, food samples have been collected for further testing and until the results are known, the public is being warned to be cautious.

Jamie Clover Adams, MDARD director said, "Out of an abundance of caution and to protect public health and food safety, I encourage consumers to dispose of any foods purchased from salad bars, olive bars and ready-to-eat hot and cold food areas from these stores between mid-March and the end of April."

Adams went on to say that most of these types of food have probably already been consumed or disposed of, but some may still be in refrigerators or freezers in people's homes.

In a report by the Detroit News, the FBI has listed the following further stores in Ann Arbor and the surrounding Michigan towns that state health officials say have a potential to have also been targeted by the suspect.

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