USDA investigating Hormel supplier's treatment of pigs after video surfaces
An undercover video shot at Hormel Foods Corp.’s Austin pork supplier, Quality Pork Processors, shows treatment of pigs that is “completely unacceptable,” according to federal meat inspectors.
The video was shot this year by the animal rights group Compassion Over Killing. It shows scenes from the killing floor at Quality Pork, which is next to Hormel’s sprawling plant in Austin, wellspring of Spam and myriad other products.
The group turned the video over to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is reviewing it.