When you think about the amount of food services private contractors and companies provide to various branches and programs of the federal government, it’s astronomical
(PRWEB) December 31, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “When you think about the amount of food services private contractors and companies provide to various branches and programs of the federal government, it’s astronomical. School districts, military bases, public service workers, cafeterias in government buildings, and numerous others typically rely on private contractors for their supply of food. Unfortunately, in some cases these contractors will knowingly provide tainted or expired food, or food that was obtained by mistreating animals in order to keep their contracts. This is an abuse of trust and taxpayer funds, and we want to hear from these types of whistleblowers at 866-714-6466."
A recent high-profile example of this occurred in the whistleblower lawsuit against Westland/Hallmark slaughter facilities, one of the largest suppliers of ground beef for the federal school lunch program. According to the lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States and the Department of Justice, Westland/Hallmark allegedly violated the terms of their contract through their alleged inhumane treatment of animals. Their contract required the humane treatment of animals. The investigation also resulted in the largest meat recall in the United States because workers allegedly did not have the cattle inspected when they were ill or disabled. Westland/Hallmark received a judgment against them of $155 million as a result by the United States Department of Justice. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
“We are calling on all employees and insiders at food service contractors, meat packing facilities, and other companies that provide food to the federal government to contact us with well-documented proof of inhumane treatment of animals, shipping of tainted food, or not following protocol so we can explain whistleblower reward programs. Whistleblowers can call us anytime at 866-714-6466," says the Corporate Whistleblower Center. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
- Do not go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Any public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a whistleblower reward with the DOJ.
- Do not try to force a government contractor, or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the whistleblower. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in advancing your information.”
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a government contractor defrauding the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the Justice Department's November 2013 press release on this topic: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/November/13-ag-1264.html
Case Number: U.S. ex rel. The Humane Society of The United States v. Hallmark Meat Packing Co., No. 08-00221, U.S. Dist. Court for C.D. Cal.