GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. is seeking a permanent injunction against a western Michigan dairy operation it says sold cows with illegal traces of antibiotics in their bodies.
The Justice Department said Tuesday that Scenic View Dairy of Hamilton sold the cows for human consumption. A complaint was filed Tuesday in Grand Rapids federal court.
Authorities say the company had "numerous warnings" and still sold the cows for slaughter from three farms. The complaint names the company's president and the farm managers.
The Associated Press left a message after business hours Tuesday seeking company comment.
The complaint says authorities found the cows had illegal residues of the antibiotics neomycin, penicillin and sulfadimethoxine.