A Whole Foods store in Northwest Washington that closed Thursday for problems with rodents and other pests was reopened Friday.
The Glover Park location in the 2300 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW was closed Thursday for “failing to minimize the presence of insects, rodents and other pests,” said Jasmine Gossett, a D.C. Health Department spokeswoman.
After the store reopened, Whole Foods spokeswoman Betsy Harden said in an email that the company addressed the problems.
“We take this matter very seriously and there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers and Team Members,” she wrote. “We feel confident that our store is now ready to reopen and we can assure the community that the store environment is safe and the products on our shelves meet the high quality standards that our customers expect from Whole Foods Market. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.”
This is not the first time the Glover Park Whole Foods has been closed by the Health Department. The store was also closed in 2013, according to reports at the time.
A health inspection report from January indicates the store was cited for “evidence of mice” and inadequate sneeze guards, among other issues.