The USDA is once again purchasing meat from Central Valley Meat for use in federal feeding programs. The facility was closed for a week in August, following an undercover video showing alleged animal cruelty incidents.
A statement the USDA issued Monday says that Central Valley Meat Co.’s improved oversight for animal welfare prompted the government to reinstate purchases for federal feeding programs, reports the Washington Post. The USDA will conduct quarterly audits at the Hanford, Calif., company until it successfully completes four audits in a row.
Source: AP, Washington Post