The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) previously identified the signs of rodent infestation and contamination at the Arkansas Family Dollar distribution center, but took no action. The ADH knew about the issue for at least a year prior to the recent recall. Reports indicate, “Health officials at the time reported that staff at the distribution center said they knew about the rodent issue and that it had been going on for about 60 days. The inspection documents showed that the facility claimed to have hired a pest control company that would service the facility three times weekly to get the issue under control. The documents also indicated that any affected merchandise would not go to stores.”