COVID-19

Sick Employee Sues Central Valley Meat for COVID-19 Exposure

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When COVID-19 hit the United States, many meatpacking facilities were slow to shut down or even limit production. Slaughter lines kept moving despite the unique risk of contracting the disease in crowded, poorly ventilated work conditions. Central Valley Meat (CVM), a California slaughterhouse that Animal Outlook investigated in 2012, was even slower.  Now, the San Diego-based firm representing one of …

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News: CA Dairy Cow Slaughter Plant Shut Down – Again!

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For the third time in four years, Central Valley Meat, a dairy cow slaughterhouse in Hanford, California, was shut down by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). While the specific details are uncertain, it’s reported that local authorities were called to the scene to investigate “possible assault or battery,” and a statement from the USDA suggests that slaughter plant operations …

California Dairy

COK Update: USDA Shuts Down California Dairy Cow Slaughter Plant – Again

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As reported yesterday afternoon by the Los Angeles Times, the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) just shut down Central Valley Meat, a California dairy cow slaughterhouse, for failing to meet standards relating to cleanliness. Feb 19 Update: COK learned this afternoon that the USDA lifted its suspension earlier today, and Central Valley Meat is back in operation. Stay tuned for …

Meat Recall

Slaughter Plant Investigated by COK Issues Meat Recall

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Earlier this month, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials announced nearly 90,000 pounds of ground meat are being recalled from Central Valley Meat, a dairy cow slaughter plant in California. The recall was issued based on concerns that the meat, which was being distributed to student cafeterias via the National School Lunch Program, may contain small pieces of plastic.