May 20, 2009
The Dept. of Justice announced on May 1 that it has intervened in a whistleblower suit against two former suppliers to the National School Lunch Program for submitting false claims to the Dept. of Agriculture.
The two companies, Hallmark Meat Packing Company and Westland Meat Company Inc., are charged with falsely representing that all cattle at their slaughtering facility are humanely handled in accordance with federal regulations and that no meat from disabled, non-ambulatory cattle was supplied to the National School Lunch Program.