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Largest Recall of Ground Beef Is Ordered

New York Times
By ANDREW MARTIN
Published: February 18, 2008

A California meat company on Sunday issued the largest beef recall in history, 143 million pounds, some of which was used in school lunch programs, Department of Agriculture officials announced.

The recall by the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company, based in Chino, Calif., comes after a widening animal-abuse scandal that started after the Humane Society of the United States distributed an undercover video on Jan. 30 that showed workers kicking sick cows and using forklifts to force them to walk.

The video raised questions about the safety of the meat, because cows that cannot walk, called downer cows, pose an added risk of diseases including mad cow disease. The federal government has banned downer cows from the food supply….(read the rest).

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  • 02/22/2008 at 2:34 PM
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    Hi Pamir!

    Oh dear, I couldn’t bear to watch the video. Just the thought is upsetting enough…

    Been thinking about going raw and I came across http://www.globaljuicefeast.com ~ which will start on 1 March 2008!! 92 days (or less if you want to) of juice feasting.

    Thought you might be interested in playing along as well. šŸ™‚

    Love & light!
    Pippa

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