Slaughterhouse

Screenshot of COK video showing hatchlings on a conveyor belt while others are hung for de-beaking. (CBS)

Graphic Undercover Video Shows Mutilation, Suffocation, Other Alleged Abuse Of Foster Farm Turkey Chicks

Just one week after video surfaced showing alleged mistreatment of chickens at a Central Valley Foster Farms facility, new graphic video, allegedly shot at the poultry producer’s turkey hatchery in Fresno, reveals more treatment that animal rights activists call inhumane.

06/22/2015

Foster Farms chicken is seen for sale in a grocery store in Los Angeles,California October 8, 2013.  (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Humane-Certified Foster Farms Under Investigation After Video Shows Abuse, Torture Of Live Chickens

Police are investigating poultry producer Foster Farms after an animal-rights group shot undercover video showing some chickens being slammed upside-down into metal shackles, punched and having their feathers pulled out while they were still alive.

06/17/2015

Mobile Butcher

Central California Butcher Takes Meat Processing Truck Direct To Local Ranches

A growing number of meat suppliers and processors is turning to mobile slaughterhouses. In the process, they’re making the road from farm to table very direct.

11/28/2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

2nd Man Pleads Guilty In Petaluma Slaughterhouse Recall Case

A second defendant has pleaded guilty in a case alleging that a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive recall processed and distributed tainted beef.

10/21/2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Petaluma Slaughterhouse Co-Owner Pleads Guilty In Scheme Processing Diseased Cows

The co-owner of a Petaluma slaughterhouse accused of processing bad beef pleaded guilty in an alleged scheme that led to a massive international beef recall.

08/22/2014

Livestock inside a pen at a slaughterhouse in Petaluma.

4 Petaluma Slaughterhouse Officials Indicted On Charges Of Processing Diseased Animals

A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at the Rancho Feeding Corp. slaughterhouse, alleging they slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the cattle.

08/18/2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

North Bay Congressmen Call For Increased Funding To Investigate Food Safety Breaches

Congressmen Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman want to increase the funding allocated to federal food safety breach investigators, following a massive recall this year at a Petaluma slaughterhouse.

06/12/2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Shuttered Petaluma Slaughterhouse Reopens Under New Management, Amid Protests

A Sonoma County slaughterhouse accused of processing sick cows reopened it’s doors under new management Monday, but not without vocal protests.

04/07/2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

USDA Inspectors’ Role In Petaluma Slaughterhouse Recall Questioned

New questions are being raised about the role of federal inspectors in the recall of 9 million pounds of beef from a Sonoma County slaughterhouse. With USDA inspectors on site, how could a year’s worth of beef have been contaminated?

03/26/2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Meat From Shuttered Petaluma Plant Was Sold Through Fast Food Retailers Including Jack In The Box

It appears Jack In The Box and other fast food restaurants were among the retailers who received meat that originated at a Petaluma meat company that was shut down last month after the USDA said the slaughterhouse processed diseased and unhealthy animals and skirted inspection rules.

03/20/2014

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