April 27, 2012
Kansas Department of Agriculture
(785) 296-2653 phone
Authorities Urge Caution Regarding Meat Stolen from South Fork Meat Processing Inc.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Agriculture is asking consumers in Western Kansas to be cautious after meat was stolen from a state-inspected meat processor in Ness City, Kan.
Approximately $3,000 worth of frozen, fresh, and ready-to-eat meat and poultry was stolen from South Fork Meat Processing Inc. Wednesday night. Plant Owner Javier Chacon said the products stolen included approximately 50 to 55 pounds of beef; 200 pounds of ground beef; 100 pounds of pork products including sausage, ham, and chops; 100 pounds of jerky and pepper sticks; and 20 pounds of chicken.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture is concerned about the safety of these products if they have not been stored at the appropriate temperatures.
Do not purchase or consume meat you suspect may have been stolen. Contact Ness County Law Enforcement at 785-798-3611 with any information related to the break-in or the stolen items.
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