S.D. Schools Have 26,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled by Government

February 22, 2008

Officials say South Dakota schools may have up to 26,000 pounds of ground beef that has been recalled by the government.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of beef from a California slaughterhouse that is the subject of an animal-abuse investigation. Some of the meat went to schools.

South Dakota schools will be told how to destroy it. The USDA has guidelines to follow.

The state Education Department says 121 school food services in South Dakota have some of the recalled beef on hand. Their statewide estimate is 650 cases, which weigh 40 pounds each.

No illnesses have been linked to the recalled meat.

In a story earlier this week Insurance Journal reported Michigan had almost 200 pounds of tainted beef in several school districts in the state.

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