Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Congress is on the Ca. Slaughterhouse Debacle

Stay tuned for nothing to change.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Members of Congress say they want answers from the owner of a Southern California slaughterhouse involved in last month's massive beef recall.

Congressman John Dingell says members of a House oversight subcommittee will meet Wednesday to vote for a subpoena of Hallmark/Westland Meat Co. owner Steve Mendell. The Michigan Democrat says Mendell will be required to testify next week on Capitol Hill. Mendell was a no-show at a meeting of the subcommittee last week.

Federal officials recalled 143 million pounds of beef last month after the Humane Society of the United States released undercover video showing workers at the slaughterhouse abusing sick and crippled cows. [Source]

1 comment:

ntsc said...

Why don't they vote for a subpoena of the government officers supervising the agents nominally watching the place?

Now I don't care if the owner never goes near a cow again, but the fault lies with the inspectors. A good forensic examination of their finances might be very interesting.

BTW I've found the two volume set on Charcuterie from a book store in Texas for $140 a volume. I hope to get the first one in the next few months. I've four sausages and a ham hanging at this point