Monday, February 18, 2008

Recall of Meats from Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company

Yesterday, the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling approximately 143,383,823 pounds of raw and frozen beef products. The US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service determined these products to be unfit for human food because the cattle did not receive complete and proper inspection (from press release). The press release contains information on identifying these recalled meats.

The USDA actions page contains not only the press releases, but other actions in regards to the investigation of the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co.

The Washington Post's "USDA Orders Largest Meat Recall in U.S. History" provides an overview of this investigation and recall.

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