The California cheesecake maker Fresco has come under fire for the price tag of its cheesecake factories.
The health department of Los Angeles County has launched a formal investigation after complaints that Fresco’s cheesecake makers, Fresco and the San Francisco-based Fresco Creameries, were operating at an excessive and unsafe level, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Fresco did not respond to requests for comment from ABC News.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office filed an official complaint against Fresco last month.
It said the cheesecake companies have failed to pay the city for the work they have done, the costs of cleaning and repairs, and for “damages to the environment and public health due to their high production and the unsafe working conditions.”
The Los Angelos Times reported that Frescos cheesecake plants are in California’s San Joaquin Valley, a part of the San Joans basin that includes Fresno and Bakersfield, California.
The county is one of five in California that have to purchase equipment from Fresco or the California Department of Food and Agriculture.