No sick cows entered food supply from CVM: USDA
Aug. 31, 2012
by Meat&Poultry Staff
FRESNO, Calif. – Investigators with the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service found no evidence that sick animals entered the food supply from Central Valley Meat Company, according to the Associated Press.
USDA said that no food safety violations occurred, however an investigation into the company’s animal handling practices is ongoing. The agency suspended operations at the Hanford, Calif.-based slaughter facility following the release of an undercover video that appeared to depict dairy cows being abused before slaughter. Compassion Over Killing, the animal rights group responsible for the video, alleged that a downer cow was slaughtered and entered the food supply.