Chino meatpacking worker still at large in recall case |

Chino meatpacking worker still at large in recall case

CHINO, Calif. (AP) ” Authorities were continuing their search today for a worker at a Chino slaughterhouse where animal cruelty charges have led to the nation’s largest-ever beef recall.

In addition, another of the meatpacking workers charged with animal cruelty at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Co. here has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.

Daniel Ugarte Navarro was taken into custody Saturday at his Pomona home on a warrant issued the day before. He was released Sunday on $7,500 bail.

San Bernardino Deputy District Attorney Debbie Ploghaus said Navarro could face nearly 6 years in prison.

Prosecutors are continuing to investigate the slaughterhouse for labor violations, Ploghaus said. USDA officials are also investigating the company.


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