MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Planter’s Gin in South Memphis was reportedly shut down by the health department on Wednesday.

A sign was posted outside of the company that said “this building must not be occupied as a commercial establishment until permission is granted by the health department.”

Sign posted outside Planter’s Gin

The sign also read that the plant was shut down due to violations of ordinance including no permit and pollution.

In a statement, the Shelby County Health Department said, “On Dec. 22, 2021, SCHD ordered Planters Gin Company, located at 171 W. Mallory Avenue in the Mallory Heights community to cease all operations because its emissions posed a risk to public health.”

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