The state of Baja California decided to cancel a contract with a prisoner feeding company for delivering due food.

State Commissioner of the Penitentiary System María Elena Andrade said the decision to cancel Cosmepolitana’s contract was based on a study held by the state Commission against Sanitary Risks.

Food was determined to be in noncompliance with health protocols, quality standards and nutrition values.

Also, the state found low quality and quantity of the food delivered to prisoners.

Andrade explained the state Human Rights Commission previously issued a warning for food quality in Baja California prisons.

The company was contracted during the administration of Governor Jaime Bonilla.

The authorities assigned a temporary contract with Frutetto to provide prisoner food. Mexico City based Proceso news magazine reported that Cosmepolitana was under federal investigation for money laundering and illegal wealth.

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