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Bad Meat #528034

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 14, 1983
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(Studio) Congress reported holding hearings in Denver, Colorado, into allegations, aired on "First Camera", that 3 meat processing plants used dead and diseased meat for hamburger.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Denver, Colorado) Implications of scandal for federal meat inspection program noted. [Representative Tom HARKIN - doesn't want few bad apples spoiling barrel.] Cattle King, owned by Henry Stanko family and recently cutting back staff, noted supplier to federal school lunch program; testimony of Cattle King employees outlined. [EMPLOYEES - describe use of dead and rotten cows, rat-contaminated carcasses.] Stanko family said under federal scrutiny for 8 years [Agriculture Department spokesperson Dr. Don HOUSTON - notes political pressure on government] Possible shutdown of Cattle King as result of hearings outlined.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil

Brokaw, Tom;
O'Neil, Roger

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