FlexPro Meals, a meal prep and supply firm primarily based in Kansas City, lures customers all over the country with guarantees of recent, wholesome and chef-ready meals. However, former staff and firm invoices paint a lot completely different images of the merchandise being supplied.
A number of the former workers reached out after seeing KSHB’s preliminary coverage of buyer complaints and health code violations at FlexPro. “I simply wished to finish this all. Hopefully, the corporate will shut down,” mentioned Channdra Ohum, who labored at FlexPro till October 2019.
A number of the former staff who reached out left the corporate voluntarily, whereas others have been terminated for numerous causes. Ohum was the one keen to be recognized. Others stated they feared authorized retribution from Nathan Corn, FlexPro Meals founder, and president.
His lawyer did threaten to take authorized motion in opposition to KSHB. “They’ve attorneys to guard them. We do not. We simply should make a dwelling and handle our families,” one former worker stated.
Other than issues about litigation, that worker additionally didn’t wish to seem on a digital camera as a result of he is looking for one other job. He painted an alarming image of kitchen circumstances at FlexPro. “We had a man who simply walked over the tables the place we have been scooping the meals waving flies away, whereas individuals put the lids on shortly. It was fairly horrible,” the previous worker stated.
Public information beforehand obtained by KSHB present well-being inspectors have discovered 19 crucial violations on the enterprise since October 2018. Inspectors discovered they reside gnats and flies within the dishwashing space in August 2019.
The well-being division additionally documented meals not being saved on the proper temperature. The previous worker who spoke of unsanitary situations within the kitchen stated he warned the administration about meals dealing with issues; however, nothing was accomplished. “It involved me loads. I knew that we have been sending out meals that had been sitting in a hazard zone. The well-being division has these requirements for a cause. There might be bacterial development in there,” he mentioned.