Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Indiana State Police are stepping up efforts to make certain the food that hits your dinner table is safe to eat.
After several trucks carrying food in the southern portion of the Hoosier State have been stopped and found that they're not meeting code to transport perishables.
Some trucks are doing it without refrigeration in 100 degree heat hauling everything from beef, chicken and fish to lettuce and tomatoes.
State Police say thousands of pounds of food have been wasted.
"Fortunately few and far between but when they do find them, they are usually of an egregious nature to the fact, to the point where thousands of pounds of food have been destroyed to this point," says Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Ron Galaviz.
If ISP spots a truck they believe is not taking the proper steps to haul food they contact the county's health department who then comes out for their own assessment they check the temperature of the trailer and the food and if it's bad, they'll destroy it.
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