New Orleans wild boar supplier shuts down operations
Two Run Farm, which supplied wild boar meat to Louisiana restaurants and markets under its own name and later as Charlie Sausage, has shut down. The New Orleans Advocate is reporting that one of the company’s former customers, which is affiliated with a New Orleans restaurant, is accusing the company and its owner of fraud.
Two Run Farm was owned by Charlie Munford, who also operated the affiliated Springfield Slaughter House business. That facility, which has also closed down, was the only Louisiana company producing commercial boar meat.
The owners of a company affiliated with Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse & Restaurant in LaPlace have filed a lawsuit against Munford in federal court. Jarred Zeringue and Mathew Moreland are accusing him of fraud and breach of contract, and they’ve asked for a jury trial to determine damages. They said that they went into business with Munford, based on a client list of 200 restaurants, a fleet of delivery vans and a claim that the Springfield Slaughter House was “fast tracked” for USDA approval. The vans were later sold, and the plant never received USDA approval.
In October, a message posted to a Facebook page for Springfield Slaughter House explained it was “unable to continue the wild hog slaughter program at Springfield due to business concerns,” though the message left the door open to possibly resuming production elsewhere.
For more information, read The Advocate’s article.
Source: New Orleans Advocate