Parks Locker Service of Greenfield, IL, has had its license revoked by the Illinois Department of Agriculture for repeated violations of the state’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Act.
The closure followed a July 16 hearing in Springfield during which an administrative law judge heard testimony that department inspectors had identified 136 violations at the company’s Greene County facility between March 25 and June 17 which managers were either unwilling or unable to fix.
Most of the violations involved unsanitary conditions such as rust on meat hooks, water dripping onto meat rails, peeling paint on walls and ceilings near where meat was stored or processed, and holes in floors, walls and doors.
The license revocation is effective immediately, but the company can appeal the decision.
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