Following a move from In-N-Out burger, more buyers are cancelling orders after an undercover video showed mistreated cattle at a California slaughterhouse.
USDA and McDonald’s suspended orders from Central Valley Meat Company as an investigation proceeds to confirm none of the meat from sick cows entered the food supply.
A release from McDonald’s called the practices shown in the undercover video unacceptable and against standards the company demands of its suppliers. Footage shows sick and lame cows being beaten, kicked and shocked as they move to slaughter.
The meat purchased by USDA supplies the national school lunch program and other federal food programs. According to the Associated Press, the USDA purchased 21 million pounds of beef from the slaughterhouse for such programs in 2011.
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