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Cargill cited for 23 violations at Milwaukee beef plant

December 12, 2011

MILWAUKEE — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing fines of $146,400 after citing Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. for 23 violations at its Milwaukee ground beef production plant, Bloomberg reported.

According to OSHA, Cargill failed to develop "normal operating procedures" for starting ammonia refrigeration systems and conduct equipment inspections and testing at required times, among other things.

Cargill says there were no employee injuries, ammonia releases or food safety issues associated with the alleged violations.