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Posted: 1/18/2006 6:55:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 6:55:39 PM EDT by Tactical_Jew]

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ww.azcentral.com
Second unlicensed slaughterhouse closed

Brent Whiting and Jim Williams
Jan. 18, 2006 05:15 PM

Just days after a Tolleson area meat merchant pleaded guilty to running an unlicensed slaughterhouse, his brother also was ordered to close his business after slaughtering animals and selling meat to the public.

This is the second time in four months that an illegal slaughterhouse in the Southwest Valley has been forced to close, state and Maricopa County authorities said Wednesday.

Rafael Serrato, who operated a meat business at 5671 S. 107th Ave. near Tolleson, is accused of selling meat without a permit and illegally dumping the remains of cattle, goats and pigs. advertisement




An Arizona Department of Agriculture inspector observed more than a dozen pigs and several goats killed by rifle, while "at least 10 men worked at slaughtering the animals." Numerous customers also were seen placing orders and picking up meat.

County authorities also found that a 240-pound pig purchased at the business by an undercover inspector tested positive for chronic viral pneumonia and bore scars from bacterial-type pneumonia.

Serrato is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on Monday.

"This was a large-scale operation which posed serious risks to public health," Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said. "It's anyone's guess as to where meat from this establishment has ended up. . . . We don't know if it was sold to families, restaurants or meat markets."

Serrato's brother, Jose Merced Serrato-Maciel, 46, of Phoenix, last week pleaded guilty to selling insect-laden and disease-causing meat products to the public. He was fined $3,700 and placed on three years' probation, according to prosecutors.

Serrato-Maciel was sentenced last Friday after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor violation in the Agua Fria Justice Court, formerly known as Tolleson Justice Court.

His company, which had no formal name, operated at 6808 S. 107th Ave. before authorities obtained a Sept. 20 order in Superior Court forcing it shut.

The order was sought after the Department of Agriculture investigated the makeshift slaughterhouse and found dead pigs and goats being left exposed to insects and rodents.

Officials said meat was sold under wholly unsanitary conditions. They said some meat tested positive for salmonella, but they were unaware of any reports of illnesses.

Officials described the business as a cash-and-carry operation believed to have slaughtered as many as 900 animals since Christmas 2004.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:04:50 PM EDT
Ya know,I just finished watching "The Texas Chainsaw massacre". But this was AZ. Hmmmm.....
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:08:16 PM EDT
"Meat's meat! A man's gotta eat!"
Motel Hell
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:16:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 7:16:55 PM EDT by giacutter]
Notice the headline..........Second Unlicensed Slaughterhouse Closed

Is there an epidemic of underground slaughterhouses down there?

Cheap meat!!!! Come and get it!!!
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:17:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By giacutter:
Notice the headline..........[Second Unlicensed Slaughterhouse Closed

Is there an epidemic of underground slaughterhouses down there?

Cheap meat!!!! Come and get it!!!



I bet bathtub cheese is also sold there
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:20:21 PM EDT


I'll bet the the sign over the door said "carniceria"

Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:21:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 7:23:05 PM EDT by giacutter]

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:

Originally Posted By giacutter:
Notice the headline..........[Second Unlicensed Slaughterhouse Closed

Is there an epidemic of underground slaughterhouses down there?

Cheap meat!!!! Come and get it!!!



I bet bathtub cheese is also sold there



(SHUDDER)



ETA: here comes the posts to tout the health and flavor benefits of running one's own underground butcher shop and bathtub cheesemaking.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:30:13 PM EDT
Whatever happened to the old days of, "Unlicensed slaughterhouse in Az. closed due to not having a license."
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:35:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:

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ww.azcentral.com
Second unlicensed slaughterhouse closed

Brent Whiting and Jim Williams
Jan. 18, 2006 05:15 PM

Just days after a Tolleson area meat merchant pleaded guilty to running an unlicensed slaughterhouse, his brother also was ordered to close his business after slaughtering animals and selling meat to the public.

This is the second time in four months that an illegal slaughterhouse in the Southwest Valley has been forced to close, state and Maricopa County authorities said Wednesday.

Rafael Serrato, who operated a meat business at 5671 S. 107th Ave. near Tolleson, is accused of selling meat without a permit and illegally dumping the remains of cattle, goats and pigs. advertisement




An Arizona Department of Agriculture inspector observed more than a dozen pigs and several goats killed by rifle, while "at least 10 men worked at slaughtering the animals." Numerous customers also were seen placing orders and picking up meat.

County authorities also found that a 240-pound pig purchased at the business by an undercover inspector tested positive for chronic viral pneumonia and bore scars from bacterial-type pneumonia.

Serrato is scheduled to appear in Superior Court on Monday.

"This was a large-scale operation which posed serious risks to public health," Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said. "It's anyone's guess as to where meat from this establishment has ended up. . . . We don't know if it was sold to families, restaurants or meat markets."

Serrato's brother, Jose Merced Serrato-Maciel, 46, of Phoenix, last week pleaded guilty to selling insect-laden and disease-causing meat products to the public. He was fined $3,700 and placed on three years' probation, according to prosecutors.

Serrato-Maciel was sentenced last Friday after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor violation in the Agua Fria Justice Court, formerly known as Tolleson Justice Court.

His company, which had no formal name, operated at 6808 S. 107th Ave. before authorities obtained a Sept. 20 order in Superior Court forcing it shut.

The order was sought after the Department of Agriculture investigated the makeshift slaughterhouse and found dead pigs and goats being left exposed to insects and rodents.

Officials said meat was sold under wholly unsanitary conditions. They said some meat tested positive for salmonella, but they were unaware of any reports of illnesses.

Officials described the business as a cash-and-carry operation believed to have slaughtered as many as 900 animals since Christmas 2004.



Somehow I knew it was filthy illegal aliens.

So that's where they get that mystery meat those assholes or always cooking in some sort of bbq pit in Autozone parking lots.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:00:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 8:01:33 PM EDT by The_Friendly_Sponge]

Originally Posted By giacutter:
Is there an epidemic of underground slaughterhouses down there?



No, there's an epidemic of illegal aliens.

The news may be hyping things a bit, but its not atypical of the meat industry south of the border (meaning South America, too).
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:10:43 AM EDT
It takes all kinds of critters to make farmer Vincent fritters!
Motel Hell

Very funny movie.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:53:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
Rafael Serrato, who operated a meat business at 5671 S. 107th Ave. near Tolleson, is accused of selling meat without a permit and illegally dumping the remains of cattle, goats and pigs.
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County authorities also found that a 240-pound pig purchased at the business by an undercover inspector tested positive for chronic viral pneumonia and bore scars from bacterial-type pneumonia.
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Serrato's brother, Jose Merced Serrato-Maciel, 46, of Phoenix, last week pleaded guilty to selling insect-laden and disease-causing meat products to the public. He was fined $3,700 and placed on three years' probation, according to prosecutors.

Serrato-Maciel was sentenced last Friday after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor violation in the Agua Fria Justice Court, formerly known as Tolleson Justice Court.
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His company, which had no formal name
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The order was sought after the Department of Agriculture investigated the makeshift slaughterhouse and found dead pigs and goats being left exposed to insects and rodents.
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Officials said meat was sold under wholly unsanitary conditions. They said some meat tested positive for salmonella, but they were unaware of any reports of illnesses.



Any Citizens want to be a test case and see what similar behavior will get you? Most likely you would get jail time
(I guess the IRS isn't interested in a business with no name...............)
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:05:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 8:05:51 PM EDT by 89grand]
Those worthless illegal alien pieces of shit that are invading our country as we speak will be the death of this country, all the while, people on ARFCOM will continue uttering......you're 88.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:10:40 PM EDT
He's just selling the parasite-infested meat that Americans don't want to.

Well how do you know he was an illegal? Hmmmmmm???

Shaddup!



Link Posted: 1/19/2006 9:38:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
He's just selling the parasite-infested meat that Americans don't want to.

Well how do you know he was an illegal? Hmmmmmm???

Shaddup!



There is a new way to check, see if his arrest record is available or sealed for his protection
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