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Tyson Plant Closed After Outbreak

Written by PETA | October 18, 2010
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It seems like only yesterday I was writing about the nationwide salmonella outbreak and massive egg recall. But now it’s time to move on to the latest food safety scare: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just shut down a Tyson Foods meat-processing plant in Buffalo, N.Y., after food safety inspectors found that Tyson hadn’t cleaned up its act since August 23, when it recalled 380,000 pounds of deli meat that was potentially contaminated with harmful Listeria bacteria.

Tyson doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being hygienic—or humane. PETA investigators have even caught Tyson employees breaking birds’ necks and urinating on the slaughter line. Watch the video from PETA’s undercover investigation and see for yourself.

Perhaps this latest scandal will convince the USDA to take stronger enforcement action against Tyson. Not only is the company torturing birds, it’s also putting the public at risk for food poisoning.

Written by Heather Moore

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  • kourtney says:

    am curious on how I can help transition my son from a meaterian to someone like me, a vegan, and still give him all of his nutrition that he needs and convince that it IS better tasting to have real food and not what my mom gives him “Happy Bonalds”… he already asks which animal certain meats come from and then responds with “EWW!!! but thats an animal” he is headed in the right direction, I just want to set it in stone… Thank you PETA! -Concerned hippie mom

  • Tracey Englehaupt says:

    I just had a friend tell me she worked at the Tyson plant in Kewanee for a short while yrs ago and employees were told no cameras or cell phones or they would be fired…..nice.