Feds accuse Johnston slaughterhouse of using fake USDA stamp
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- A Johnston slaughterhouse is accused of using a fake United States Department of Agriculture stamp on its products, U.S. Attorney Aaron Wesiman announced today.
A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Rhode Island Beef and Veal, Inc., and its owners, Michael A. Quattrucci and Joel Quattrucci, in court today.
The indictment alleges the company used a fake USDA stamp in an attempt to certify that its beef had passed federal inspection.
The company is also facing charges that it prepared beef products for use in in retail and restaurant sales that did not meet Federal Meat Inspection Act requirements.
The charges came after an investigation by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, according to the announcement.