Despite metal shavings in National Guard food, Pentagon will keep same food vendor

Despite metal shavings in National Guard food, Pentagon will keep same food vendor
National Guard troops on security duty at the U.S. Capitol take a rest break in ... a parking garage. C'mon man. Jan 2021. Via Twitter

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The Pentagon on Monday said that no moves are being made to remove any company from food service operations after National Guard troops assigned to protect the U.S. Capitol got sick from eating tainted meals served to them last week.

About 50 National Guard troops have been treated for gastrointestinal complaints — six as outpatients at military treatment facilities and the others at an aid station set up at the Capitol, Defense Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

But after food vendor facilities were inspected multiple times, “with no substantial issues having been recorded,” Kirby said he is not aware of any changing contracts due to the illnesses.

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National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson and leaders “are taking very seriously the need to make sure that the troops have safe and nutritious food,” Kirby said.

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