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Nebraska schools receive beef from recall
(2008-02-18)
(NET Radio) - Nebraska schools and daycares probably got about a quarter million pounds of ground beef plus other items from a California packer responsible for the largest beef recall in U.S. history. But Julia West, coordinator of the food distribution program for the state Department of Health and Human Services, says parents should not overreact to the news.

"When you see a headline that says 'beef recalled out of schools' you are going to assume that it's bad, my kids are in danger. And that's not the case," West said.

West estimates that probably half of the now-recalled beef that schools got had already been served by January 30th, when USDA put a hold on future use pending investigation. However, she says, there are no reports of anyone getting sick from it. Nationwide, 143 million pounds of beef from a Westland Hallmark Meatpacking Company plant in California have been recalled. The action follows the release of videos by the Humane Society showing animals unable to walk being forklifted and prodded to slaughter.
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