South Dakota Slaughterhouse Fined $160K

September 26, 2011

Cody Winchester reports:

John Morrell & Co. has agreed to pay a $162,500 civil fine for undervaluing hog carcasses and falsifying records at slaughterhouses in Sioux Falls and Sioux City, Iowa – a move that potentially cheated hog sellers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Cincinnati-based company said the underpayments simply were a mistake that it is working to rectify.

Funny how the mistake worked  out in Morrell’s favor. (Thanks, Bea.) Link.

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