National Guardsmen Stationed at Capitol Repeatedly Sickened by Contaminated Food


Michigan National Guard soldiers stationed at the U.S. Capitol have complained about undercooked meat and contaminated food they’ve been served while providing security for civilian lawmakers.

One soldier told a lawmaker last month that the meat the soldiers were being served was almost always undercooked and sat for hours before it was served, The Detroit News reported.

“Multiple soldiers have been getting sick and vomiting after eating, and most of the food is being thrown away,” according to the soldier.

“Morale is very bad; many have served overseas and cannot believe the quality of food they are being fed here.”

There have also been complaints of lack of options for vegetarians, breakfasts of a piece of fruit and a hard roll without protein and lunch arriving late.

“What I was told is, if they had 10 meals, they were throwing four or five of them away — they couldn’t even eat them,” Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga of Michigan said.

The complaints reached members of the Michigan congressional delegation and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in February, and the governor was assured the problem would be corrected.

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