Why farm equipment supplier is now getting federal scrutiny
Farm equipment supplier Wow, which is based in Iowa, has been hit by federal investigators probing allegations it improperly supplied equipment to poultry and cattle farms.
The company said in a statement Thursday that the investigation was related to a complaint filed with the Department of Agriculture, which regulates the industry.
The investigation was first reported by the Iowa City Press-Citizen, a local newspaper.
The complaint is related to equipment the company provided to Iowa poultry and beef producers.
The state of Iowa regulates the feed-processing industry, and USDA investigated Wow in 2012 after finding its equipment did not meet the agency’s specifications for the use of live or frozen feed.
USDA said the company failed to provide proper labeling and labeling compliance, and that it was aware of potential safety and quality issues with the feed.
The agency is also investigating the company’s handling of its feed for feed cattle and other animal feed products.
USDA has been investigating the USDA’s handling and approval of feed for cattle, sheep, and other livestock.
USDA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
USDA officials have said in the past that the agency has not found any evidence that the USDA has improperly approved feed for poultry or beef production.
In a statement to the AP, Wow said it has been cooperating fully with the USDA and is cooperating with the agency in the investigation.
USDA spokeswoman Debby Brown said USDA does not comment on pending or ongoing investigations.
The AP has reached out to USDA for comment on the USDA investigation and will update this story when we have more information.
The USDA is also looking into the company for allegations it failed to properly inspect feed that was used for cattle.
USDA’s inspection process is different than other feed-quality companies because it is more thorough, said Jeff Smith, a spokesman for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
USDA also conducts more extensive inspections of feed processors, which often involve the use or inspection of large quantities of feed.
Smith said USDA also looks into feed processors’ handling of live feed, such as when the feed is processed for cattle and is fed to animals.
The process for feed that is used for human consumption is different, Smith said.
“The process is more rigorous,” he said.
USDA regulates feed for animals, including livestock, fish, and poultry.
USDA inspections are conducted on a case-by-case basis and often take up to a year.
Smith noted USDA inspectors also look into the safety and nutrition of feed products before approving them for sale to farmers.
USDA inspectors inspect feed products that are not in USDA’s standards for safety and efficacy for animals and the health of feed animals.
USDA inspected the feed processing plant in April and May, according to a USDA statement.
The farm equipment supply company had a sales force of about 200 people and about $1.4 million in annual revenue, according the company.
The inspector general’s office is also reviewing the company, according a USDA spokesperson.