NEW YORK — Rikers island jailers let $130, 816 worth of odious meat rot into a mess that let one boss think it was still good enough to feed inmates.
The 65,000 pounds of spoiled meat was discovered on July 11 after smells seeped from two freezer-trailers and caught the attention of a correction captain.
The NY Daily News Reports:
An inventory of ruined food included cubed turkey thighs, Cajun turkey patties, veal patties, Jamaican beef patties, ground turkey, pizza pockets and cubed beef, sources said.
The lost food adds up to about 40% of the $350,000 the department has been trying to trim from its annual food budget. Officials have eliminated pepper packets, ice cream and pudding and have chopped bread servings from four slices to two.