Friday, September 15, 2006
I recall something about not watching how sausage or legislation is made, and it gets a bit scarier when the sausage-maker does not follow the federal meat inspection rules. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced the sentencing of Nicholas DeYulio to three years probation for selling meat products without the required federal inspection. According to a press release (here):
DeYULIO owns and operates DeYulio Sausage Company in Stamford, which prepares and sells wholesale and retail meat products throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The Federal Meat Inspection Act requires that companies such as DeYulio Sausage Company have their meat products inspected by Department of Agriculture inspectors before the products are sold. In pleading guilty, DeYULIO admitted that, in May 2004, DeYulio Sausage Company sold approximately 10,000 pounds of Italian pork sausage representing that the meat had been federally inspected and had passed inspection when, in fact, no such inspection had occurred.
Think twice before you bite into that Italian sausage next time you're at the game. (ph)