Clearwater Man Sentenced for Uninspected Meat

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From the U.S. District Attorney's Office:

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Cory Douglas Allemang, age 38 of Clearwater, Nebraska, was sentenced Monday in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 1 year of probation by United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp, for false representation of federal inspection.

A condition of Allemang’s probation is that he may not be employed in the meat processing business.

At the time the false representations were made, Allemang was working at Romans II, a meat processing facility in Norfolk, Nebraska.

In February, 2012, Romans II was inspected by the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

During that inspection FSIS found a variety of meat products which had not been inspected in the freezer packaged in bags bearing the USDA mark of inspection.

Allemang explained that these items had been processed and were being held for a few specific customers - meaning the articles did not need to be USDA inspected.

It is still a violation of the statutes & regulations, however, to represent them as USDA inspected by placing them in bags bearing the USDA mark of inspection.”

This case was investigated by the United States Department of Agriculture.