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Starbucks accused of exposing New York City customers to toxic pesticide

That venti at Starbucks comes with a secret shot of pesticide, a pair of new lawsuits charge.  Two pest control technicians and a former employee say that management of Starbucks locations in Manhattan have routinely used a powerful pesticide not meant to be deployed around food or humans to control filthy conditions.  The suits, filed Tuesday in state and federal court, say that management ignored pleas for years about the use of No-Pest Strips with dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate or DDVP. Photos included in the lawsuits show the strips in food storage areas, near food prep equipment and by air vents.  Read more...



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