Tyson Plant Closed After Outbreak

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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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