Minnesota prosecutors are claiming that a worker at a Cold Spring processing plant deliberately contaminated chicken products last year. Faye Slye is alleged to have put sand and dirt on chicken at the GNP Co. plant last June. The company later recalled 27 tons of chicken products, siting an “isolated product tampering incident” at the plant, reports the Associated Press.

The 36-year-old Slye is charged with felony criminal damage to property. Cold Spring’s police chief says the case led to the recall. WJON-AM reported that court documents allege Slye smuggled in sand and dirt from the parking lot. Another worker alerted authorities to dirty chicken in June. A second incident happened the next day.

Source: Pioneer Press