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Breaking news: USDA recalls 143 million pounds of beef from Chino, CA slaughterhouse

Old 02-17-08, 03:34 PM
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Breaking news: USDA recalls 143 million pounds of beef from Chino, CA slaughterhouse

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,5378478.story

From the Associated Press

1:17 PM PST, February 17, 2008

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today recalled 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a Southern California slaughterhouse that is being investigated for mistreating cattle.

Officials said it was the largest beef recall in the United States, surpassing a 1999 ban of 35 million pounds of ready-to-eat meats.

The federal agency said the recall will affect beef products dating to Feb. 1, 2006, that came from Chino-based Westland/Hallmark Meat Co., which supplies meat to the federal school lunch program and to some major fast-food chains.

Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer said his department has evidence that Westland did not routinely contact its veterinarian when cattle became non-ambulatory after passing inspection, violating health regulations.

"Because the cattle did not receive complete and proper inspection, Food Safety and Inspection Service has determined them to be unfit for human food and the company is conducting a recall," Schafer said in a statement.

Federal officials suspended operations at Westland/Hallmark after an undercover video surfaced showing crippled and sick animals being shoved with forklifts.

Two former employees were charged Friday with animal cruelty. No charges have been filed against Westland, but an investigation by federal authorities continues.

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This all-to-frequent occurrence is why I only buy ground beef that the store grinds themself.
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Federal officials suspended operations at Westland/Hallmark after an undercover video surfaced showing crippled and sick animals being shoved with forklifts.

Company response: "Meh, those forklifts were cleaned and sanitary when they impaled those those cows. Nothing to see here. I mean, we didn't know about it. But if our employees DID DO THIS, they would have certainly sanitized the entire forklift. We even have video trainings on sterilizing forklifts. Unfortunately, we destroyed the video tapes because they were found to be contaminated with...something."

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Suppose insect eating was a new way of life in the US. Would we not have companies who were breeding insects for eating, having the same health issues? I say they would. It doesn't matter WHAT your eating. What matters, is particular companies who violate standards of eating and do not comply with those standards, no matter what their product is.

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Breaking news: USDA recalls 143 million pounds of beef from Chino
That's a typo, right? They meant China, right? Right?!
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You say China, I say Chino, let's recall the whole thing off.
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I buy all of my beef locally, but I wonder how many things that beef goes into.
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I wonder if someone at the FDA was watching Torchwood last night...
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I wonder why beef has had so many recalls but not any other meat product as much?
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
You say China, I say Chino, let's recall the whole thing off.
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I guess that Six Dollar Burger is really gonna cost $6 now
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Originally Posted by Mankal
I wonder why beef has had so many recalls but not any other meat product as much?
Chicken has been recalled a lot. Hasn't it? Chicken or beef. Haven't heard about that many shrimp or lobster recalls, however.

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Great. Even more mad cow to worry about. I have no idea why the gov't actively opposes stricter controls on beef. It's almost like they're in the back pocket of the beef industry.

No, that couldn't be it.

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Exactly. Never. Couldn't be it.

However, I'm really salivating over the Roach Burger McD's is going to offer next week. Of course, I might opt for the Grasshopper Salad. Not sure yet.
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Chino smells of cow poop.
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I wonder why beef has had so many recalls but not any other meat product as much?
most cows are fed crap including bone fragments and the remains of dead cows

grounding the beef is messy and all kinds of non-meat parts get in there. the cuts of beef are sanitary by comparison since it's the whole muscle
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This all-to-frequent occurrence is why I only buy ground beef that the store grinds themself.
You're a wise man. My store started a pre-pack ground beef program at the end of last summer. We grind just one type now and that's 80% lean. Everything else comes in boxed and ready to be put in the counter. Since the program began, we've already had a couple of recalls. We're not supposed to talk negatively about the pre-pack beef but it's hard to be positive about something like that. I mean, when we get it in, it's probably already a week old. From there it gets anywhere from 7-10 days shelf life added per the sell-by date on the box. Ground beef isn't supposed to be cherry red for days and days. Who knows what type of gases and chemicals they're pumping into it to maintain that color.

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Happy cows come from California, indeed.
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Exactly. Never. Couldn't be it.

However, I'm really salivating over the Roach Burger McD's is going to offer next week. Of course, I might opt for the Grasshopper Salad. Not sure yet.


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Old 02-17-08, 07:19 PM
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the beef industry has been using forklift, winches, etc. on 'down' cattle for the last century...

this is common...

is this the recall where some of the meat went into school cafeterias?...

insects like locusts carry tapeworm spores... no thanks...

unless you're going on a diet...

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USDA Recall Case Archive - 2007

Case Number & Recall Notification Report Date Recall Initiated & Press Release
054-2007, Ground Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) | En Español PDF Nov 24, 2007
052-2007, Beef Tamales (Metal contamination) | En Español PDF Nov 8, 2007
051-2007, Cargill Ground Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) (PDF Only) | En Español PDF Nov 3, 2007
048-2007, Del-Mar Provision Co. Ground Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) Oct 27, 2007
047-2007, Frozen Ground Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) Oct 24, 2007
046-2007, Arko Veal Co. Ground Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) Oct 13, 2007
043-2007, Chicken and Pasta Product (Listeria) Oct 9, 2007
041-2007, Ground Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) Sep 29, 2007
040-2007, Topps Ground Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) Oct 6, 2007 | En Español (Updated; PDF Only) | Additional Labels (PDF Only)

Sep 29, 2007 (Expanded; PDF Only) | En Español PDF | View Labels (PDF Only)

Sep 25, 2007
039-2007, Stone Meats, Inc. Ground Beef Products (pieces of metal) Sep 14, 2007
038-2007, Ground Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) Sep 5, 2007
037-2007, Sausage Products (undeclared ingredient) Aug 16, 2007
036-2007, Frozen Turkey Products (undeclared allergen) Aug 14, 2007
035-2007, Ground Beef and Buffalo Products (E. coli O157:H7) Jul 25, 2007
034-2007, Ground Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) Jul 21, 2007
032-2007, Frozen Beef and Chicken Products (Mislabeling) Jul 6, 2007
031-2007, Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products (Listeria) Jun 29, 2007
030-2007, Beef and Chicken Bases (Mislabeling) Jun 21, 2007
029-2007, Pork Egg Roll Products (Mislabeling) Jun 19, 2007
028-2007, Beef Products (Possible contamination) Jun 15, 2007
027-2007, Ground Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) Jun 8, 2007
026-2007, Grilled Balsamic Flavored Chicken Breast (Listeria) Jun 5, 2007
025-2007, Ground Beef, United Food Group LLC (E. coli O157:H7) Jun 9, 2007 (Expanded)
Jun 6, 2007 (Expanded)
Jun 3, 2007
024-2007, Chicken Sausage Products (undeclared allergen) May 18, 2007
023-2007, Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) (PDF Only) May 11, 2007
022-2007, Beef Trim Products (E. coli O157:H7) (PDF Only) May 10, 2007
021-2007, Ready-to-Eat Turkey Products (Listeria) May 1, 2007
020-2007, Richwood Meat Co. Ground Beef Products (E. coli O157:H7) Apr 20, 2007
019-2007, Beef Products (insanitary conditions) | Labels for Retail Products (PDF Only) Apr 20, 2007
018-2007, Soppressata (Salami) Product (undeclared allergen) Apr 18, 2007
017-2007, Smoked Sausage Products (Staphylococcus aureus) Apr 13, 2007
016-2007, Bacon (Insufficient Cooling) Mar 27, 2007
015-2007, Summer Sausage (undeclared allergen) Mar 9, 2007
014-2007, Ground Beef (E. coli O157:H7) Mar 2, 2007
013-2007, Semi-Boneless Ham Steaks (Listeria) Feb 27, 2007
012-2007, Chicken Breast Strips (Listeria) Feb 28, 2007
011-2007, Pasta and Meatballs in Marinara Sauce Dinner Kit (underprocessing) Feb 12, 2007
010-2007, Pasta Entrees for Toddlers (undeclared allergen) Feb 5, 2007
009-2007, Canned Chicken Soup (undeclared allergen) Feb 3, 2007
008-2007, Ground Beef (E. coli O157:H7) Jan 29, 2007
007-2007, Smoked Hams (underprocessing) Jan 26, 2007
006-2007, Spicy Thai Style Pasta Salad with Chicken Breast (Listeria) Jan 25, 2007
005-2007, Pork Dumpling and Won-Ton Products (undeclared allergen) (PDF Only) | View Labels (PDF Only; 778kb) Jan 24, 2007
004-2007, Frankfurters (underprocessing) Jan 23, 2007
003-2007, Cooked Ham (Mislabeling) Jan 9, 2007
002-2007, Sausage Products (Franks) (Listeria) Jan 5, 2007
001-2007, Hog Head Cheese (Listeria) Jan 3, 2007


Related Information: Public Health Alerts

In addition to the recall press releases listed above, these Public Health Alerts were also issued in 2007.

* FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination (Dec 27, 2007) | En Español PDF
* FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination (Dec 20, 2007) | En Español PDF
* FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Frozen Chicken and Turkey Pot Pies (Oct 9, 2007)
* FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination (Aug 30, 2007)



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I see beef, chicken, pork and sausage. No insects were recalled in 2007.
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I just ate meat, which believe came from Chino ranch, and I'm still alive.
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