WASHINGTON, D.C. – National guard troops including some from Michigan are being hospitalized due to food borne illness in Washington.
Michigan men and women protecting the Nations Capitol have found bird feathers, metal shavings, and even mold in food provided through the Pentagon.
The news comes after reports surfaced to the media.
“It’s food that is unrecognizable, and inedible, it’s in some cases uncooked, unrecognizable food nobody would feed to their family,” said Michigan U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, (D).
After being tipped off by a parent of a sick soldier, Kildee said he learned 59 soldiers became sick from the food and had to be removed from duty.
Unacceptable treatment to those that protect our country.
“Well it’s outrageous, said Kildee. “These are people who have suspended their lives, and deserve us to take care of them. They’ve been mistreated and that’s not right and it’s not fair and we’re going to do something.”
In a press conference Tuesday Governor Whitmer said she had made it very clear that guards would have appropriate hotel accommodations and adequate meals.
According to representative Kildee the conditions of the troops who went to the hospital are still unknown.
He said the Pentagon won’t disclose the food vendor or commit to ending the company’s contract.