USDA Recalls 143 Million Pounds Of Beef From California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sunday 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.

This is the list of school districts that have informed Kentucky Department of Agriculture that they received beef that is involved in the recall:

Anderson County
Breckinridge County
Clark County
Erlanger Independent
Hardin County
Henry County
Jefferson County
Marshall County
Mayfield Independent
Meade County
Montgomery County
Perry County
Shelby County
Marion County
Fayette County
Daviess County
Fulton County

The following products are subject to recall: (information from the USDA)
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., BURRITO FILLING MIX."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., PACKED FOR JACOBELLIES SAUSAGE CO., 74/26 GROUND BEEF."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., RAW GROUND BEEF MEATBALL MIX FOR FURTHER PROCESSING."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., COARSE GROUND BEEF 'FOR COOKING ONLY', FAT: 15%."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., COARSE GROUND BEEF 'FOR COOKING ONLY'."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., COARSE GROUND BEEF TO BE FURTHER PROCESSED INTO COOKED ITEMS, FAT: 15%."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., COARSE GROUND BEEF 85/15."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., COARSE GROUND BEEF 93/7."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., FINE GROUND BEEF 'FOR COOKING ONLY', FAT: 15%."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., FINE GROUND BEEF 'FOR COOKING ONLY'."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., 90 - 10% GROUND BEEF, 3/16 GRIND."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., GROUND BEEF 1 LB. PACKAGE, FAT: 15%."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., GROUND BEEF, FAT: 15%."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., RAW BONELESS BEEF TRIMMINGS, 'FOR COOKING ONLY'."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., RAW BONELESS BEEF, 'FOR COOKING ONLY'."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., BEEF GROUND 50/50% LEAN."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., BEEF GROUND 73/27% LEAN."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., BEEF GROUND 81/19% LEAN."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., BONELESS BEEF 90/10."
• Various weight boxes of "WESTLAND MEAT CO., GROUND PORK FOR FURTHER PROCESSING NOT TO EXCEED 30% FAT."
• Various weight boxes of "PACKED FOR: KING MEAT CO., BEEF TRI TIP."
• Various weight boxes of "PACKED FOR: KING MEAT CO., BEEF TOP SIRLOIN BUTT."
• Various weight boxes of "PACKED FOR: KING MEAT CO., BEEF STRIP SIRLOIN."
• Various weight boxes of "PACKED FOR: KING MEAT CO., BEEF RIB EYE LIP-ON."
• Various weight boxes of "PACKED FOR: KING MEAT CO., BEEF PISMO TENDERLOIN."
• Various weight boxes of "PACKED FOR: KING MEAT CO., BEEF O/S SKIRT."
• Various weight boxes of "PACKED FOR: KING MEAT CO., BEEF I/S SKIRT."
• Various weight boxes of "PACKED FOR: KING MEAT CO., BEEF FLANK STEAK."
• Various weight boxes of "PACKED FOR: KING MEAT CO., BEEF BOTTOM SIRLOIN FLAP."
• Various weight boxes of "PACKED FOR: KING MEAT CO., BEEF STRIP LOIN BONE-IN, FURTHER PROCESS 1X1."
• Various weight boxes of "PACKED FOR: KING MEAT CO., BEEF EXPORT RIB 2X2, FURTHER PROCESS."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA SELECT, BEEF RIBEYE ROLL LIP-ON."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER, BEEF RIBEYE ROLL LIP-ON."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA SELECT, BEEF PLATE, OUTSIDE SKIRT."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER, BEEF PLATE, OUTSIDE SKIRT."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA SELECT, BEEF PLATE, INSIDE SKIRT."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER, BEEF PLATE, INSIDE SKIRT."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA SELECT, BEEF LOIN, STRIP LOIN, BONELESS."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER, BEEF LOIN, STRIP LOIN, BONELESS."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA SELECT, BEEF LOIN, BOTTOM SIRLOIN BUTT, FLAP, BONELESS."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER, BEEF LOIN, BOTTOM SIRLOIN BUTT, FLAP, BONELESS."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA SELECT, BEEF LOIN, TOP SIRLOIN BUTT, BONELESS."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER, BEEF LOIN, TOP SIRLOIN BUTT, BONELESS."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA SELECT, BEEF LOIN, TENDERLOIN, FULL, SIDE MUSCLE ON, DEFATTED."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER, BEEF LOIN, TENDERLOIN, FULL, SIDE MUSCLE ON, DEFATTED."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA SELECT, BEEF FLANK STEAK."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER, BEEF FLANK STEAK."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA SELECT, BEEF, BOTTOM SIRLOIN BUTT TRI TIP BONELESS."
• Various weight boxes of REGAL brand "USDA CHOICE OR HIGHER, BEEF, BOTTOM SIRLOIN BUTT TRI TIP BONELESS."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF LIVERS."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF FEET."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF TRIPE."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF REGULAR TRIPE."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF HONEYCOMB TRIPE."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF TAILS."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF CHEEK MEAT."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF TONGUES."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF TONGUE TRIMMINGS."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF BONELESS."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF RIBS."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF HEARTS."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF CHEEKS."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF PLATES."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF SMALL INTESTINES."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF LIPS."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF SPLEENS."
• Various weight boxes of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF SALIVARY GLANDS, LYMPH NODES AND FAT [TONGUES]."
• Six-gallon containers of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF BILE."
• One- and six-gallon containers of "HALLMARK MEAT PACKING BEEF BLOOD, .2% SODIUM CITRATE ADDED."


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