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FACT OR FAKE: Viral video of Walmart throwing out carts of food

CELINA, OHIO - A slightly misleading social media post from Celina, Ohio has gone viral, causing Walmart to receive backlash. 

The National Weather Service confirmed on November 6 that two EF2 tornadoes moving at 120 miles per hour had struck Mercer County, Ohio. This includes the town of Celina. 

The town was hit hard by the tornadoes, especially the businesses. Walmart was not excluded. 

Also on November 6,  Gary Joe Harns did a Facebook Live, showing several carts full of food being thrown away. He even questions a manager about whether he can take some of the food. 

Harns' video has been shared over 136,000 times since being posted. 

Various Walmarts around the country have gotten calls and complaints. Even the location in Salida, Colorado has even been contacted. Another store in Salina, Kansas decided to address the issue on Facebook, detailing their disposal process. 

 

 

The food giant in Ohio responded to angry comments on its Facebook page stating, "Unfortunately, due to a tornado that affected our store in Celina, Ohio on November 5, the food being disposed of was unsafe for consumption after the store lost power for 14 hours. Per internal and health department policies, we followed proper procedures by disposing of the food." 

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