Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Tuesday, 05.22.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2
 3  4  5  6  7  8  9
 10  11  12  13  14  15  16
 17  18  19  20  21  22  23
 24  25  26  27  28  29
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Feb 18,2008
143M pounds of U.S. beef recalled
by UPI

CHINO, Calif. - A California meat packer is recalling 143 million tons of raw and frozen beef products federal regulators deemed unfit for human consumption, it was announced.

The voluntary nationwide recall by Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. of Chino, Calif., came after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service determined that "occasionally over the past two years" the slaughter house's non-ambulatory "downer cattle" had not been completely and properly inspected, the USDA said in a news release. So-called downer cattle are supposed to receive a more thorough inspection after slaughter than is customary.

The Class II recall means there is a remote probability the beef being recalled would cause adverse health effects if consumed, the USDA release said.

"The products subject to this recall were sent to wholesale distributors nationwide in bulk packages and are not available for direct purchase by consumers," the USDA said.

All products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST. 336" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on various dates from Feb. 1, 2006, to Feb. 2, 2008. The USDA urged companies to check inventories and hold products until the recalling firm makes arrangements for final disposition of the products.

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said products destined for the school, food shelf and Native American reservations are on hold, and contracts with Hallmark/Westland have been suspended.

© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1165 times read

Related news
USDA chief rejects 'downer cow' ban by UPI posted on Feb 29,2008

USDA cites 4 plants for inhumane treatment by UPI posted on Apr 09,2008

Hard to stomach by The San Diego Union-Tribune posted on Feb 22,2008

E.coli recall: Hamburger patties, ground beef sold in Oregon, other states by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Apr 21,2007

A shot in the dark by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted on Feb 22,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 4.92Rating: 4.92Rating: 4.92Rating: 4.92Rating: 4.92 (total 26 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?