Feb 21, 2008

Record Beef Recall in US

A California meatpacker caught torturing cattle and processing the unfit animals for human consumption has provoked the record beef recall in US. The Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co announced on Sunday it wanted back nearly 143 million pounds (65 million kilograms) of meat. This amount is enough to feed more than 2.2 million Americans for a year!

The Humane Society of the United States captured employees in a gruesome, undercover videotape that was made after an apparent random decision to investigate the plant located in Chino, California.

While the recall was a record and dwarfs all previous orders by the department, the USDA said most of the meat has probably been consumed and that the risk to the public was minimal. USDA has estimated at least 37 million lbs of the meat were bought for school lunches and other federal nutrition programs. Link


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