The USDA has cleared a south valley slaughterhouse after concerns it had put meat from a sick cow into the food supply.
The Central Valley Meat Company in Hanford was shut down last week after allegations of animal cruelty and over concerns that a so-called
"downer cow" was slaughtered alongside healthy cows.
Earlier this week the plant came up with a plan to correct the animal cruelty issues. And today in a statement the USDA announced the end of its investigation of the matter, saying - in part:
"...There is no evidence to support the allegation that a downer cow was slaughtered and entered the food supply... No food safety violation occurred as a result."