Huge Beef Recall Spurs New Calls for Oversight

Last week's recall of 143 million pounds of beef by Chino, Calif.-based Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. the largest beef recall in U.S. history has led to new calls for overhauling the nation's food safety and inspection processes. Retailers sought to reassure customers, and some told SN they were wary of potential consumer backlash. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., chair of the House Agriculture

WASHINGTON — Last week's recall of 143 million pounds of beef by Chino, Calif.-based Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. — the largest beef recall in U.S. history — has led to new calls for overhauling the nation's food safety and inspection processes.

Retailers sought to reassure customers, and some told SN they were wary of potential consumer backlash.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., chair of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, said during a press conference

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