Kroger Reopens After 'Rodent Issues' Forced Closure Earlier This Week - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Kroger Reopens After 'Rodent Issues' Forced Closure Earlier This Week

The chief health inspector and store management closed the store until the problem is resolved.

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    'Rodent Issues' Force Closure of Kroger Grocery Store

    A Kroger grocery store in Denton has been closed by Denton health inspectors over "rodent issues." (Published Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018)

    A Kroger grocery store in Denton reopened late Wednesday morning following a closure earlier in the week by health inspectors after the grocery store battled "rodent issues."

    Kroger released the following statement Wednesday, which read, in part:

    "We apologize for the inconvenience as repairs to improve our store have concluded and have been approved by the City of Denton."

    Officials with the city of Denton said the chief health inspector worked to address the problem at the store at 500 W. University Drive.

    The city said it received multiple complaints about the conditions inside the store, which led the chief health inspector and store management to close the store until the problem is resolved. Raw: Rodent Caught on Camera at Denton Kroger, Vendor SaysRaw: Rodent Caught on Camera at Denton Kroger, Vendor Says

    A Kroger grocery store in Denton has been closed by health inspectors over "rodent issues." In video sent to NBC 5 from an employee, a rodent is seen sitting on top of what appears to be boxes of food.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018)

    On Tuesday, NBC 5 found signs on the front doors of the Kroger that read, "Loyal Customers. Our location will temporarily be closed for facility maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you, Store Management." 

    A second sign read "Loyal customers. For prescription pick-ups, please use the walk-up window. Thank you. Store Management."

    Kroger released this statement Tuesday evening that read: 

    "We have no tolerance for pests of any kind in our stores. Our food safety and cleanliness standards are of utmost importance and we have an established, aggressive response in place. We will continue to work closely with the city. Also, our partnership with pest control specialists will eradicate and prevent any further activity. We have made the decision to temporarily close our store at 500 W. University, Denton, Texas 76201 to address these concerns. Safety is a core value at Kroger, and we appreciate our customers’ patience as we work to improve facility and maintenance items. We apologize for the inconvenience as we make repairs to improve our store."

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