California Dairy

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

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Investigations

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

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Investigations

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.