Why a street vendor’s confiscated fruits and veggies were really thrown away

The New York Police Department’s confiscation of an unlicensed produce cart in the Bronx has led to questions about the protocols for handling such incidents going forward. 

Cell phone videos showed Department of Sanitation workers throwing out dozens of cartons of fruits and vegetables, violating protocol in the process, officials now say. The incident outraged some New Yorkers, who couldn’t understand why the food wasn’t given away or donated to the needy.

“It was totally incorrect how it was handled,” said Lisa Sorin, president of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce. “The glaring issue is they took it upon themselves to get rid of the food instead of figuring

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