MILWAUKEE (AP) —An Illinois meatpacking company has agreed to pay $2 million to settle federal charges that it mislabeled its veal raised in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
Prosecutors at the federal court in Milwaukee say they reached the agreement Monday with Brown Packing Company Inc.
Prosecutors say the South Holland, Ill.-based corporation will plead guilty to felony conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
They say three executives will also plead guilty to misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Prosecutors say the company illegally administered hormones and steroids to veal calves from 1997 through 2004, then claimed the meat was "all-natural."
A woman who answered the phone at the company hung up when a reporter identified himself.