Vendor fails inspection after pigeons spotted eating food

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A food vendor in Throgs Neck is out of service after failing a health inspection because of some unwanted customers that ruffled some feathers.

Area residents captured images of a flock of pigeons engorged in the unattended halal cart's food.

The Department of Health said in a statement, "We temporarily suspended the operation of this cart after our inspection found violations that constitute public health hazards that couldn't be addressed at the time of the inspection." 

News 12 is told that no live pigeons were found during the Jan. 11 inspection, but investigators discovered food exposed to potential contamination, which is why they shut down the business. 

The vending permit will remain suspended until all requirements to reopen for business are satisfied.

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