Uninspected slaughterhouse in NY operates for years

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Uninspected slaughterhouse in NY operates for years

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Chicken photo by flickr user mark lorch

Ok, this is just plain crazy. There’s a kosher poultry slaughterhouse in New York State that has been operating without state or federal inspection since 2002.

According to a story in the NY Daily News:

A filthy Kosher slaughterhouse was able to sell more than 1.7 million uninspected birds to consumers in the past five years, a federal suit aimed at shutting the dirty Rockland County plants charges.

New Square Meats and Adir Poultry of Spring Valley stonewalled the federal Department of Agriculture, the suit says.

The plants owners managed to keep inspectors from checking their books or their facilities with any regularity since 2004, when the slaughterhouse applied for federal oversight rather than state inspections. (Source)

What I don’t understand is how it has taken more than 5 years for any legal action to be taken on this? Apparently no one from the USDA is really concerned with public safety, and quite obviously the slaughterhouse isn’t either. According to the story, “Agents found pools of stagnant water, mold growing on walls and ‘excessive fat and protein buildup on walls and window surfaces.’…”

I can’t even imagine what kind of hell it is for the chickens slaughtered there.


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