Slaughter Resumes at Tyson Meatpacking Plant

By: AP
By: AP

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) _ Federal inspectors are monitoring the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb following a brief suspension of operations because of reported inhumane slaughtering.

Agriculture Department spokeswoman Peggy Riek says the slaughter line was stopped Tuesday. That was after a veterinarian for the agency's Food Safety and Inspection Service notified Tyson of a humane slaughter issue. Operations resumed the next day.

Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson says the issue was resolved and did not involve food safety.

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