Tyson Foods Sues Meat Inspector Over 2.4 Million In Losses, 5:32

May 15, 2019

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Tyson Foods claims a federal meat inspector lied about inspecting thousands of hogs at its Storm Lake, Iowa, plant.  The Sioux City Journal reports that action forced the company to destroy 8,000 carcasses and resulting in $2.4 million in losses and expenses.

Tyson Foods and Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. claim that meat inspector Yolanda Thompson, who is employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service, signed certificates indicating she inspected slaughtered hogs at the plant on March 26, 2018. Video footage later showed that Thompson never entered the plant and signed the inspection cards while sitting in her vehicle,

Planned Parenthood is taking legal action to block a law passed last month prohibiting organizations that provide abortions from receiving certain grants for sex education programs.

The ACLU of Iowa filed the lawsuit on behalf of the organization. It argues the law violates free speech, due process and equal protection under the Iowa Constitution. Under the law, Planned Parenthood would lose funding from two grants.

ACLU Legal Director Rita Bettis-Austen says thousands of kids could be affected.

In response, Governor Reynolds’ office has released a statement that says the governor is 100 percent pro-life and believes taxpayer dollars should not fund an organization that provides abortions.I