Beef recall: Thousands of products pulled off shelves, list continues to grow

February 29, 2008

The record beef recall by Westland/Hallmark has extended into processed foods, and now General Mills, Nestle, and ConAgra, three of the world’s largest food makers, are removing some of their products from supermarket shelves.

According to reports:

General Mills – GM has recalled 35,000 cases of Progresso Italian Wedding soup containing the tainted beef.

Nestle – Nestle has recalled 49,264 cases of Hot Pocket sandwiches with beef that came from the slaughterhouse. The products included in the recall are Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese sandwiches as well as some Hot Pockets Croissant Crust Philly Steak & Cheese sandwiches that were sold in two-pack boxes.

ConAgra – Items containing tainted beef include Slim Jim meat and cheese sticks, Pemmican beef jerky, Hunt’s spaghetti sauce with meat flavor, one Banquet macaroni & cheese meal, Hunts spaghetti sauce with ground beef, Hunts Manwich Original Sloppy Joe with ground beef, and a small quantity of foodservice and private-label lasagna with beef. 

The product codes were not available so consumers should return any of these products to their grocers.

http://www.pe.com/reports/2008/cattle/stories/PE_News_Local_D_consumer28.3cc4a71.html, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120407469460895261.html?mod=googlenews_wsj, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120423592389600905.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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