Settlement Reached in California Slaughterhouse Probe

November 27, 2013 07:52 AM
 
Settlement Reached in California Slaughterhouse Probe

Source: Associated Press

Several California slaughterhouses and meat-packing facilities have agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement after allegations of inhumane treatment at their facilities led to a massive beef recall that included meat sold to the National School Lunch Program.


The settlement is valued at $155 million, but the federal government and the Humane Society of the United States expect to collect only about $3 million under terms announced Wednesday.

The Humane Society sued after recording undercover video of crippled and sick animals being kicked, shocked and shoved with forklifts at Chino-based Westland Meat Co. and Hallmark Meat Packing Co. The federal government joined the suit.

The 2008 allegations triggered a beef recall of 143 million pounds.

Westland will pay $240,000.

Hallmark previously paid $304,130.

Others alleged to be investors will pay $2.45 million. 

Back to news


Million Dollar Wildfire Relief Challenge

Click here to learn more about the Million Dollar Wildfire Relief Challenge, and see how you can help in the rebuilding effort.


 

Comments

 
Spell Check

No comments have been posted to this News Article

Corn College TV Education Series

2014_Team_Shot_with_Logo

Get nearly 8 hours of educational video with Farm Journal's top agronomists. Produced in the field and neatly organized by topic, from spring prep to post-harvest. Order now!

Markets

Market Data provided by Barchart.com
brought-by
Close