Michigan urges caution when buying meat door-to-door

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan officials say people should use caution when purchasing meat or poultry from a door-to-door salesperson.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development issued the advisory this week, saying people should make sure products come from a reputable, approved source.

They say buyers should keep all receipts and be sure to get the seller’s name and address. And they warn people not to buy meat that’s stored in an unrefrigerated vehicle or the trunk of a car.

Department Director Jamie Clover Adams says in a statement that “these types of transactions can also provide an opportunity for some bad actors to take advantage of their customers.”

Department spokeswoman Jennifer Holton tells the Detroit Free Press in an email that the department hasn’t gotten any complaints or reports of illnesses.

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