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Grand Jury Indicts Four People From California Slaughterhouse at Center of Beef Recall
Posted on Aug 20, 2014
Four people who worked at a Petaluma, Calif., slaughterhouse that triggered last winter’s giant beef recall were indicted Monday by a federal grand jury on suspicion of killing diseased cows while inspectors were out to lunch and then distributing the meat.
Rancho Feeding Corp. was shut down in February after the wide-ranging recall, which included meat sold in the United States and Canada and affected more than 1,600 distributors, including Walmart, as well as products like Hot Pockets frozen foods.
On Tuesday, The Associated Press brought word of the indictment (via NBC Bay Area):
If the four men are convicted, they face up to five years in prison for distributing the contaminated meat and up to 20 years for sending out fraudulent invoices to cover their tracks.
—Posted by Donald Kaufman
Below is a report by RT about the Rancho Feeding Corp. slaughterhouse:
Here is NBC Bay Area’s story about Monday’s indictment:
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