Want to see how limited the USDA’s power is when it comes to shutting down a substandard slaughterhouse? A kosher chicken slaughterhouse in New York state, despite getting flagged with all sorts of worrisome conditions, was able to operate for years before the USDA was finally able to get a court order to shut it down. Meat industry writer Chuck Jolley tweeted that it, “Should have taken 15 seconds.”
How bad was this place? The slaughterhouse didn’t have soap in its bathrooms. Ewww. Link.