Tainted Beef? USDA Eyes Whether Bad Meat Entered Food Supply
Byline: Associated Press Associated Press
FRESNO, Calif. -- Federal regulators who shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal welfare video were investigating Tuesday whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply.
The video appears to show workers bungling the slaughter of cows struggling to walk and even stand. Under federal regulations, sick animals cannot be slaughtered for human consumption.
The investigation will determine whether sick cows were slaughtered and whether meat products from the company should be recalled, said Justin DeJong, a spokesman for the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service.
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Publication information: Article title: Tainted Beef? USDA Eyes Whether Bad Meat Entered Food Supply. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: August 22, 2012. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.