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posted: 7/26/2014 1:01 AM

Illinois food processing plant loses license

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SPRINGFIELD -- A central Illinois food processing plant has had its license revoked after being cited for repeated violations of the state's Meat and Poultry Inspection Act.

Illinois Department of Agriculture officials say Parks Locker Service of Greenfield was ordered to close following a July 16 hearing in Springfield.

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Department meat and poultry inspectors told an administrative law judge they found 136 violations at the facility between March and June.

Violations included water dripping onto meat rails, rust on hooks, and peeling paint where meat was processed.

The judge's ruling takes effect immediately. Company officials have been asked to stop "any and all processing and sale of meat or poultry products." The Department of Agriculture says the plant has the right to appeal the decision.

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