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Cattle Wholesaler Accused of Falsifying Documents

Williams Cattle Co. was indicted by a grand jury yesterday due to selling animals with high levels of drug residues, then giving false information to food safety regulators. The company was charged with keeping false records, and another for giving false documentation to the Food and Drug Administration. Williams Cattle Co. purchases cattle at auctions, and brings them to slaughterhouses throughout different states. The unsafe level of residues can potentially cause allergic reactions and lead to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria inside humans. The company agreed to report better details about what medications cows received, according to news reports.