LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 26, 2008)—St. Mary's County Public School (SMCPS) officials yesterday announced that meat recalled from the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company had made it onto Monday's school menu and was pulled at the last minute. In a prepared statement, SMPCS officials said that they were notified by the USDA of an expanded recall of meat products that included meatballs and beef patties. The meatballs were planned as an entrée on Monday's menu.
SMPCS officials stated that all recalled products have been sent to a central collection facility for ultimate disposal.
SMPCS officials stated that they will be replacing all of the recalled meat products with items purchased from a different vendor.
143 millions pounds of beef were recalled last week after secret video was shot of company employees using cruel and barbaric methods to force sick animals into the slaughterhouse at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company.
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