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Potatoes for prison discarded after maggots found

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MUNISING, Mich. (AP) - Officials discarded more than 4,000 pounds of potatoes at Alger Correctional Facility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula after maggots were found in a shipment from a food supplier.

The Mining Journal of Marquette and WLUC-TV report the maggots were found last Wednesday.

The potatoes were from a supplier for Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services, which handles prison food service. Aramark spokeswoman Karen Cutler says in a statement that it told the supplier the problem is "completely unacceptable."

Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan says the potatoes weren't served or brought to the kitchen area.

Earlier this year, Michigan officials reported two incidents of maggots found in a prison's food service area in Jackson. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is approaching a decision on possibly reconsidering Aramark's 3-year, $145 million contract.

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