A Clearwater, Neb., man was sentenced Monday to probation for false representation of a federal inspection related to uninspected meat at a Norfolk processing facility.
Cory D. Allemang, 38, was sentenced to one year of probation by U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp for uninspected meat at Roman’s II in Norfolk.
A condition of Allemang’s probation is that he may not be employed in the meat-processing business. The business in Norfolk has since closed.
The incident occurred in February 2012 when the business was inspected by the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). During that inspection, the FSIS found a variety of frozen meat products that had not been inspected but had been packaged in bags bearing the USDA mark of inspection.
Allemang said that these items had been processed and were being held for a few specific customers — meaning the articles did not need to be USDA inspected. However, it is still a violation of statutes and regulations to represent them as USDA inspected by placing them in bags bearing the USDA mark of inspection.
The case was investigated by the USDA.