A meat processing company was forced to stop operations last week in Hanford, Calif., after an employee interfered with food safety inspections, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a statement Monday, Oct. 26.
Central Valley Meat Co. shut down Thursday, Oct. 22, but details were not released to the public, reports Lewis Griswold of The Fresno Bee.
The statement released by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service clarified that operations were halted because inspectors have to be present at federally inspected slaughter facilities.
To prevent future recurrence, the meat processing company presented a plan to the USDA, permitting it to resume operations on Friday, Oct. 30, reports Griswold.
In recent years, the company has had issues with unsanitary conditions, recalls and animal cruelty.