Posted on May 17, 2019 by Sustainable Food News

Hot dog brand to pay $140K in Clean Air Act settlement

EPA alleged Kayem Foods had endangered public due to dangerous levels of ammonia

Hot dog maker Kayem Foods Inc. will pay a civil penalty of nearly $140,000 to settle several alleged Clean Air Act violations at its meat processing facility in Chelsea, Mass.

The alleged violations at the plant include failing to take steps to protect the public from dangerous levels of ammonia used in its industrial refrigeration system, according to the consent decree and settlement agreement filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boston.

As part of the settlement, Kayem will pay a civil penalty of $138,281, and admits no liability or wrongdoing.

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