Food Service Company Facing $54,000 FAA Penalty for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations
Gordon Food Service allegedly offered UPS a shipment containing corrosive sodium hydroxide that was not properly marked or labeled
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $54,000 civil penalty against Gordon Food Service for allegedly violating federal hazardous materials regulations.
The FAA alleges that on August 11, 2014 Gordon Food Service offered UPS a shipment of 30 four-ounce Fryer Boil-Out Foaming tablets for air transportation from Plant City, Florida to Greensboro, North Carolina. The tablets are made of corrosive sodium hydroxide, and the inner boxes displayed the words DANGER: May Cause Burns.
Workers at UPS's Lakeland, FL sort facility discovered the shipment.
The FAA alleges that the package was not properly marked, labeled or accompanied by shipping papers indicating the amount, type and hazardous nature of the material inside. The FAA also alleges that the company did not provide required emergency response information with the shipment.
Furthermore, the FAA says that Gordon Food Service failed to ensure that its employees received required hazardous materials training and failed to include emergency response information with the package in question.
Gordon Food Service has 30 days from receipt of the FAA's enforcement letter to respond to the agency.
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