Cheese company cited for ammonia hazard at manufacturing plant

Davisco Foods International in Jerome, Idaho was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Association for releasing anhydrous ammonia in its manufacturing plant.

The plant, which produces cheese that sells in Minnesota and North Dakota, was ordered to pay a $110,000 fine for the release of the toxic substance. The company was cited for endangering its workers by exposing them to the toxic substance. It was also cited for not providing adequate safety equipment for its employees.

Anhydrous ammonia is a combustible substance that could be toxic to humans if directly inhaled.

If you or someone you love has suffered an illness after being exposed to a toxic substance at work, please contact the Minnesota toxic substance exposure lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.