The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sunday
is issuing a recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a
Southern California slaughterhouse that is being investigated for
The federal agency said the recall will affect beef products
dating to Feb. 1, 2006, that came from Chino-based
Westland/Hallmark Meat Co., which supplies meat to the federal
school lunch program and to some major fast-food chains.
Federal officials suspended operations at Westland/Hallmark
after an undercover video surfaced showing crippled and sick
animals being shoved with forklifts.
A pen manager faces five felony counts of animal cruelty. Three
misdemeanor counts were filed against an employee who worked under