Monday, May 5, 2008

Plant Violations

AP Exclusive: 2 beef processors cited for humane violations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the nation's largest beef processors were slapped with humane handling violations during a government review of meat providers to the National School Lunch Program, records show.

One of those companies' violations was rescinded after the company appealed, and the other company's appeal is pending.

Audits by the Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service resulted in "noncompliance" determinations for a National Beef Packing Co. plant in Dodge City, Kan., and a Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Fresno, Calif., according to information obtained by The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act request. Read More

Harvesting facilities will continue to be under increased scrutiny following the largest beef recall in our history. Management is going to have to make sure they are following best management practices to the letter because there is not going to be a shortage of people ready to use any violations against our industry.

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