Outrageous Claim: Postal Managers Stored Employee Appreciation
Food in Biohazard Refrigerator
sounds too outrageous to be true, but who could make this up? (And there are
photos to support the claim!)
A person has reported to PostalMag.com that food for an employee
appreciation day at the Greenville, S.C. Mail Processing and
Distribution Center was stored in a refrigerator designated for
the facility's Biohazard Detection System (BDS). According to
this person, the refrigerator contains BDS cartridges that
contain a small amount of anthrax for testing the BDS system.*
This person also reports that a manager at the facility ordered
a mechanic to remove the BDS cartridges and place them in a
regular refrigerator, leaving the food in the BDS refrigerator.
* A news item says the cartridges actually collect samples.
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"This is the Biohazard Detection System refrigerator in the
Greenville SC P&DC. BDS cartridges( which contain a small amount
of anthrax for testing purposes ), produce and hot dogs all
stored in a refrigerator dedicated to BDS. This is the food for
'employee "appreciation" day'? Maintenance Manager Mr.
XXX XXXX later ordered a mechanic to remove the BDS cartridges
and place them in a regular food refrigerator leaving the food
in the BDS refrigerator? Pictures are attached."
(click on each image to enlarge)