USDA Settles Civil Suit with Halal Producer Over Federal Meat Inspection Act and Poultry Products Inspection Act Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has settled a civil suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against a New York-based Halal meat and poultry producer and its owner over allegations that the Defendants repeatedly offered meats that had not been properly inspected despite several warnings from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The Consent Judgment and Decree permanently enjoins the Defendants from violating the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act. If Defendants violate the Consent Decree, they will be liable for up to $1,000 per pound of misbranded or uninspected items.