SP10-2008: Suspension of Westland Meat Company and Mr. Stan Mendell

Last Modified: 12/06/2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2008

By letter dated January 30, 2008, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) suspended Mr. Stan Mendell and Westland Meat Company’s (Westland Meats) eligibility to participate in any Federal program, pending the results of an ongoing investigation and potential legal proceedings. Please find attached a letter from AMS to Westland Meats advising them that the suspension action is effective immediately based on adequate evidence that the company committed irregularities of a serious nature in its business dealings with the Federal Government, specifically incidents at their facility involving the inhumane handling of livestock.