Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Westland Meat Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Westland Meat
Penalty: 
$155,680,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
November 27, 2013
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Several California companies and individuals that formerly supplied beef to the National School Lunch Program agreed to settle allegations of inhumane handling of cattle, circumventing appropriate inspection of nonambulatory disabled ("downer") cattle and false representations regarding their eligibility to process beef.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
Facility City: 
Corona del Mar
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
out of business
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
meatpacking
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Parent company note: 
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