Recalled Beef Reported At 17 Kentucky School Districts

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - At least 17 Kentucky school districts are disposing hundreds of pounds of meat as part of the largest nationwide beef recall in history.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of beef Sunday from a Southern California slaughterhouse that is under investigation for animal abuse.

The company provided meat to various federal programs, including Kentucky school lunches. Officials estimate that about 37 million pounds of the recalled beef went to school programs, though most of the meat already has been consumed.

The recall affects beef products dating to Feb. 1, 2006.

A spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture says 17 Kentucky school districts have received recalled beef products, but no illnesses have been reported.

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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  • by PARENT Location: KY on Feb 22, 2008 at 01:33 AM
  • by Carnivore Location: Lex-Vegas on Feb 21, 2008 at 12:21 PM
    Where's the beef?
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Feb 21, 2008 at 11:38 AM
    Attempted murder? Think we might be going a little overboard?
  • by michelle Location: barbourville on Feb 21, 2008 at 09:27 AM
    this is sad, our children are not even safe at school....these meat companies should be held liable for the millions of childrens lives they have endangered.....more like the attempted murder of my children and all of americas children that are exposed to this hazard......
  • by Anonymous Location: Lex-Vegas on Feb 21, 2008 at 09:03 AM
    I'm a pretty hard, tough person, and not much makes me sick or cry...but when I saw the story on the CBS evening news 2 weeks ago about this company being caught on tape and what they were actually made me cry and so angry that I could've put a bullet in those meatworkers heads. I mean, I understand that they are being born, bred, and raised for 1 die and go on our tables. However, there has to be some sort of accountability or level of respect. In the video they were beating, kicking, gouging them with forklifts, and the cows were screaming in pain. C'mon, there is no excuse for that. I mean, I don't even like cows because they are nasty but jeez, the treatment they gave them was sickening and almost makes me want to become a vegetarian (except that I don't want to have the diarrhea all the time from not having something other than vegetables in my system). Those dirty SOB's should be kicked and beaten and dragged by their ankles and see how they like it.
  • by Moo on Feb 21, 2008 at 05:20 AM
    Moo moo moo moo moo OUCH! Moo moo moo moo moo moo OUCH! moo moo moo moo moo moo OUCH!
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Feb 21, 2008 at 03:58 AM
    Give me the meat. Don't throw it away!
  • by Mom Location: KY on Feb 20, 2008 at 08:37 PM
    When you think about it, we don't know what we are eating, especially with meat. Whho knows what we eat in ground meat. If I read the other story correctly, in the recall list for this meat, why did they list cow's lips and gallon containers of blood? What in God's name was that about?
  • by citizen Location: KY on Feb 20, 2008 at 08:29 PM
    Much less, cooking the meat to the recommended temperature and not cross contaminating during the process kills the bacteria. If you are worried about bacteria, how do you keep all the bacteria off of childrens hands, especially toddlers after they put there hadns everywhere and in their mouths. I have seen kids play in sand boxes/pits. Do i need to mention what pets do in there and then the kids put their hands in their mouth?
  • by citizen Location: KY on Feb 20, 2008 at 08:24 PM
    to mary. If the doctor suspects anything other than the nasty flu virus that has been going around( i had it and i am not at the schools), there are tests that can confirm the bacteria. Food bourne illness have a different incubation time than viruses or other bacteria. If it is food everyone would be getting sick at the same time, not over a period of days. They would not be sick when they get home from school after eating the beef that day.
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