Defending the Cargill brand with cameras

A year after announcing its plan to begin remote video auditing of slaughter at its beef plants, camera installations are nearly finished at Cargill Meat Solutions plants across North America.

It’s an insurance policy that Cargill hopes it never has to use, Mike Siemens, Cargill’s director of animal welfare and husbandry, told an American Meat Institute conference in March, according to online business journal .

The plants are audited via the Internet from Arrowsight Inc., a New York state provider of video auditing services. Pork slaughter plants will be next and turkey processing plants will follow.

Better Farming - May 2010