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Central Valley Meat in Hanford to re-opens

Monday, August 27, 2012

The meat processing plant at the center of an animal cruelty investigation is set to re-open Monday.

Central Valley Meat in Hanford issued a statement Sunday night saying the U.S.D.A. accepted its plan of action and the business is free to re-open.

The company was accused of animal abuse after an animal rights group released undercover video last week. U.S.D.A. inspectors audited the animal welfare procedures at the slaughterhouse on July 24th -- just a few weeks after the video was taken.

The company says it will provide better training for its workers, better monitor its facilities and have third-party audits more frequently.

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