A Clearwater man has been
sentenced to a year of probation after being convicted of selling beef
and venison that he falsely claimed had been USDA inspected.
U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says Cory Allemang, 38, was
sentenced Monday in Lincoln. A condition of Allemang's probation is that he may not be employed in the meat processing business.
In January, Allemang was indicted on three counts of
falsely claiming his products had been inspected and passed by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
Prosecutors say that between November
2011 and February 2012, Allemang sold about 300 pounds of sausages and
400 pounds of beef jerky, as well as various deer meat products that
were packaged in bags bearing the USDA mark of inspection.
Allemang was working at Romans II in Norfolk, Neb. at the time. The meat processing facility was inspected in February 2012 by the Food Safety Inspection Service of the USDA.
According to the District Attorney's office, during the inspection FSIS found some of the meat products that had not been inspected packaged in bags with the USDA mark of inspection. While the meat did not need to be inspected, it is illegal to falsely represent them as USDA inspected.