Beef Products Recalled

Beef Products Recalled

Earlier this week the Arkansas Department of Health announced that they are providing guidance to school districts and other food-service operations.

The guidance is being offered as a result of the recent product recall of several beef products issued by the USDA.

USDA Issues Major Recall

Over the weekend, the United States Department of Agriculture announced the major recall of 143 million pounds of beef products.

The beef was supposedly produced by the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company and was distributed to various food-assistance programs, including the National School Lunch Program and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

The recall was issued after an investigation discovered that Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company was partaking in the inhumane handling of cattle.

Precautions Taken

Lynn Jackson, the manager of the Commodity Distributing Program at the Arkansas Department of Human Services, says that they distribute beef to school districts throughout the U.S.

“We have received calls from all over the state, and we are asking food service operators to check to see if they have any of the affected beef products and to contact the USDA to make certain that they are following the appropriate precautions,” explains Terry Paul, ADH Environmental Health brand chief.

Officials say that all beef products that have been distributed to federal food-assistance programs should be removed and disposed of immediately.

(Source: The Baxter Bulletin)

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