ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A man who the FBI said admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mice poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores was arraigned Thursday on food poisoning charges.
Kyle Bessemer, 29, of Ann Arbor, was taken into custody this week.
The FBI said Bessemer sprayed a mixture of hand cleaner, water and mouse poison on produce and open food bars at three Ann Arbor stores within the last couple weeks:
- Whole Foods Market -- 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway -- Ann Arbor, MI
- Meijer -- 3145 Ann Arbor – Saline Road -- Ann Arbor, MI
- Plum Market -- 375 North Maple Road -- Ann Arbor, MI
Bessemer was arraigned on four counts, including poisoning food and water and poisoning food and medicine. He was given a $250,000 cash bond. If he posts bond, he must wear a tether.
Bessemer is from Midland, but recently moved to Ann Arbor.
The FBI said its still working to determine if other stores that Bessemer visited were affected.
State officials say they don't anticipate adverse health effects for those who may have eaten potentially contaminated food. But customers were encouraged to throw away food from salad bars, olive bars and ready-to-eat hot and cold food areas at the affected stores.
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