Central Valley Meats Resumes Operations

US - The meat processing plant at the centre of animal cruelty accusations following the released of a video of its operations has been allowed to reopen.
calendar icon 29 August 2012
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Central Valley Meats in California has been allowed to resume operations after the USDA accepted the company's action plan.

The company said it had worked closely with the USDA inspectors and industry experts to develop the action plan and the company has announced that it will provide better training for workers and better monitoring at the company's plants as well as more frequent third party audits.

Californian congressman Devin Nunes who had backed the company, posted on the internet: "After a long delay, the USDA today has allowed the Central Valley Meat Company to resume operations with additional safeguards to prevent the inhumane treatment of livestock. Seeing as there was never any risk of contamination of the food supply, I commend the USDA's decision, which will allow hundreds of hard-working Americans to get back to their jobs."

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