Guatemala: Criminal Suit Against Meat Processer

The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources has filed a criminal suit against Lion Brand of Central America, for alleged violation of environmental standards.

Monday, January 2, 2017

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources:

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in Guatemala, announced today that it has filed a criminal lawsuit against the company Lion Brand de Centro America for multiple offenses committed against the environment.
 
This company is responsible for processing red meat for major supermarket chains such as Walmart and La Torre, which increases the seriousness of the facts because in addition to generating environmental pollution, it has threatened the health of people who eat foods processed in this plant.

Read full statement (in spanish).



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