Plant Closed by USDA Supplied Beef for In-N-Out Burger

Share
Copy

Coelho said the allegations "are both disturbing and surprising" because the plant is "under continuous inspection by USDA Food Safety and Inspection personnel who are empowered to take immediate action when they observe a problem."

A Central Valley Meat spokesman said the company "is working closely with the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service to address animal-handling concerns arising from a covert video supplied to USDA by an animal rights group. Central Valley Meat takes these issues very seriously and is now developing a plan of action to present to FSIS to remedy any potential violations of USDA guidelines. Based on our own investigation and 30 years of producing safe, high-quality U.S. beef, we are confident these concerns pose no food safety issues. We take these allegations very seriously and will immediately address any concerns the USDA may have."

READ

The animal rights group said the failure of on-site federal inspectors was its own red flag.

"These abuses inside slaughter houses across the country are often happening right under the nose of government inspectors," said Meier of Compassion Over Killing.

Follow ABCNewsBlotter on Facebook

Follow BrianRoss on Twitter

Click Here for the Blotter Homepage.

Page
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...