A federal audit of 18 beef slaughterhouses following the nation’s largest beef recall has found humane handling violations in three of them. One plant was temporarily suspended. The audit by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service found that one plant was insufficiently stunning animals, which failed to make them insensible to pain before slaughter. It’s reported that plant has taken corrective actions and its suspension was lifted. The audit results were provided to Wisconsin Democrat Herb Kohl, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations agriculture subcommittee. Congress should make sure that the Department of Agriculture does its job and that it protects consumers from beef that is unsafe for consumption.
Source: Associated Press
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