Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police say charges have been filed against a man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at Michigan grocery stores.

The man has been in custody since Tuesday. Ann Arbor police say he’ll appear in court Thursday. Details on the charges, and the man’s name, were not immediately released.

The FBI has said the man admitted to spraying a mixture of hand sanitizer, water and mouse poison on produce and food bars at three Ann Arbor stores: Whole Foods, Meijer and Plum Market.

Shoppers have been encouraged to throw away uneaten food purchased from salad bars and ready-to-eat food areas between mid-March and the end of April.

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