Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Where's the Beef?

The USDA just ordered the largest meat recall in history. Most of the meat went to school lunch programs! Time to start packing those vegetarian bentos.

I just saw this article in the Washington Post from last week:

"The Agriculture Department has ordered the largest meat recall in its history -- 143 million pounds of beef, a California meatpacker's entire production for the past two years -- because the company did not prevent ailing animals from entering the U.S. food supply, officials said yesterday.

About 37 million pounds of the meat -- cuts, ground beef and prepared products such as meatballs and burrito filling -- went to school lunch and other public nutrition programs, and "almost all of this product is likely to have been consumed," said Ron Vogel, a USDA administrator."

Click here for the full article.

Just another reason to:


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