Minnesota Pork Processor Says it has Disciplined 2 Employees
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota pork processing company says it has already disciplined two employees for actions shown in an undercover video released by an animal welfare group.
Compassion Over Killing says the video from a Quality Pork Processors plant in Austin shows workers taking inhumane shortcuts to keep slaughter lines moving.
Nate Jensen is vice president of human resources at Quality Pork Processors. He says the company is disappointed that workers shown in the video did not appear to follow company policies requiring the humane treatment of animals.
Jensen says two employees were given written warnings and ordered to undergo retraining.
He also says the company is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and will review the full video and take any additional corrective actions that are warranted.