Live Maggots Found In Aramark Food, Again

But nobody actually ate the live maggots, the Philly-based corporation points out.

The Columbus Dispatch newspaper is hot on the trail of a story about live maggots being found in the food of not one but two prisons in Ohio — food that was provided and served by Philadelphia foodservice giant Aramark, which has a $110 million annual contract with the state to feed its inmates. And presumably maggots aren’t supposed to be on the menu.

1959610_433229893488557_1372723610_nAccording to the report, live maggots were found in one prison’s food on June 30th. A maggot was found inside a “turkey roll” that was being sliced for supper, and live maggots were also found in the hot box.

The story goes on to say that there were also maggots-in-food problems earlier in June and twice in January at Ohio prisons.

“It was discovered prior to any meals being served,” an Aramark spokesperson responded to the June 30th complaint. “And our third-party auditor was on site at the facility to ensure it meets our high standards for safety and sanitation.”

And it turns out that maggots aren’t just a problem in Ohio’s prisons. The Detroit Free Press last week reported that maggots were found in Michigan’s Aramark-provided prison food twice in one week. And at least 30 prisoners developed “food poisoning-like symptoms.”

Just another reason not to break the law.

Around The Web

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.

  • Marc Philly Fergy Ferguson

    I thought it was part of the maggots for maggots prison food program.

    • ST

      yeah, but like Michelle Enser commented above, Aramark also has contracts with universities. Do college students deserve maggots?

  • liberals are ignorant

    Makes you wonder about the food they serve at the stadiums and arenas now and the outrageously high prices they charge! Never again! That is the reason I always eat somewhere else before I go to any event inside a stadium. Cheaper and would rather support a local merchant than a l big rip off like aracrap

  • lindajvera

    My Uncle
    Riley got an almost new red GMC Canyon just by some parttime working online
    with a laptop. visit their website C­a­s­h­f­i­g­.­C­O­M­

  • Michelle Enser

    Aramark also has university food service contracts.When my daughter attended American University (where there is ONE choice for students using the meal plan) there were often “bugs” in the salad bar fixings. They even put up a sign that this might happen because the items were ORGANIC!! As someone who grew up with a vegetable garden that was “organic” I can guarantee that being ‘organic’ does not mean infested with bugs and/or maggots. This is an outrage for anyone who has no other choice but to eat what they serve.
    All of Amramark’s contracts and the facilities they service should be investigated!

  • philly yo yo

    Good job. They should be fed road kill.