McDonald’s stops buying meat from plant shut by USDA over barbaric torturing of cows
- Fast food giant and federal government stop buying meat from Central Valley Meat Co. plant
- In-N-Out Burger and Costo have also cancelled orders with the scandal-tainted slaughterhouse
- Undercover video showing animals allegedly being beaten, kicked, shot and shocked sparked outrage
- USDA regulators shut down facility and launched probe into whether beef from sick cows reached human food supply
Fast food giant McDonald’s has suspended purchases of meat from a scandal-tainted US slaughterhouse after animal rights activists revealed alleged abuse of cattle in a horrifying undercover video.
The harrowing footage prompted officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to shut down the California plant operated by Central Valley Meat Co., which also supplied beef for regional chain In-N-Out Burger and the National School Lunch Program.
Officials say nothing they have seen so far in the covert video shows meat from apparently sick cows made it into the food supply.
However, In-N-Out Burger, the federal government and now McDonald’s have all suspended purchases from the facility.
‘McDonald’s cares about how our food is sourced and we have a long history of action and commitment to improve the welfare of animals in our supply chain,’ McDonald’s said in a statement.
‘There are behaviors in the video which appear to be unacceptable and would not adhere to the standards we demand of our suppliers.’
The percentage of meat purchased from the slaughterhouse was in the single digits, the chain added.
Cow starts throwing up after a pneumatic bolt gun fails to kill it as it travels along a conveyor belt