Huntington Meat Packing Expands RecallFeb 15, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
Huntington Meat Packing of California is recalling 4.9 million lbs of beef and veal products, as a result of evidence collected in an ongoing criminal investigation. That investigation is being conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Huntington Meat Packing recalled more than 800,000 of beef last month because of concerns the products might be tainted with E. coli. According to FSIS, the evidence from the ongoing criminal investigation shows that the products were produced in a manner that did not follow Huntington Meat Packing’s Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan. Therefore, FSIS must consider the products to be adulterated and has acted to remove the products from commerce.
The beef and veal products were produced by the Huntington Meat Packing from January 22, 2009, to January 4, 2010. A list of the recalled products are available here.
According to FSIS, there have been no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these recalled beef and veal products. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a physician, the agency said.