Minnesota farm must stop interstate sales of medicated meat
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal court has ordered the owners of a Minnesota farm to stop distributing adulterated meat in interstate commerce.
According to a consent decree filed Monday, the Meech Dairy Farm in Sebeka is permanently barred from distributing meat that has been medicated with new animal drugs above legal limits. Federal authorities say high levels of these drugs in meat poses a public health risk.
A Food and Drug Administration inspection also found that farm owners Todd and Patty Meech didn’t keep proper records about medication dosage and other information.
As part of the consent decree, the Meeches must implement a quarantine to separate medicated and unmedicated animals before they can resume distributing meat interstate.
A phone call to the Meeches went unanswered Monday and a message could not be left.