ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has entered a consent decree, ordering the condemnation and destruction of chili products found inside a rodent-infested warehouse in Derry, N.M.
U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo entered the decree Monday.
In December, U.S. Food and Drug Administration agents seized the chili pods, ground chili and other products at the facility owned by Duran and Sons LLC in Derry, a farming community north of Hatch in southern New Mexico.
The New Mexico Environment Department had placed an embargo Nov. 17 on all products at the warehouse.
Company officials didn't immediately return telephone messages seeking comment Monday.
Company owner Carl Duran has said previously that he has cooperated fully with the FDA, and the December raid by the U.S. marshals came as a shock.