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Latest Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company Stories

2014-03-29 23:03:37

Nutriom products found to be safe by USDA-FSIS laboratory. Lacey, WA (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Nutriom LLC is a small, family-owned and operated company, founded by an immigrant who came to this country more than 30 years ago looking for opportunity. Nutriom has developed a new technology for dehydrating eggs using its unique, patent-pending drying technology. Nutriom produces a dehydrated egg (“Egg Crystals™”) that when mixed with water and cooked, functions and tastes just like fresh...

2013-10-10 00:20:36

LIVINGSTON, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ron Foster, President and CEO, provided the following information from the company: On behalf of the Foster family, our company, and our more than 12,000 employees, I want to reassure you that we are taking every possible step to ensure the current and future safety of our chicken products. Food safety is, and has always been, at the heart of our business. I am deeply sorry for any illness associated with Foster Farms chicken and for any...

2010-12-23 00:00:54

Agency announces new measures that will better ensure humane treatment of cattle presented for processing Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 22, 2010 The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced several measures that will better ensure the humane treatment and slaughter of all cattle presented for processing at FSIS-inspected facilities. "Under this Administration, we have significantly strengthened our ability to enforce the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, but...

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2009-03-14 10:15:00

Sickly and hurt cows will not be permitted to walk into U.S. slaughterhouses, the Agriculture Department announced on Saturday, a year after the U.S.'s biggest meat recall inspired the change.The USDA projected a complete stop to all "downer" cattle from being killed in May 2008, only three months after a film found workers at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing plant in California pushing ill and injured cows into the slaughterhouse.After the film was made public, Hallmark recalled 143...

2008-12-12 08:01:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today cited the release of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report on pre-slaughter activities in U.S. meat plants as additional confirmation that the shortage of food animal veterinarians (http://www.avma.org/press/releases/080208_nvmsa.asp) can have dire consequences on animal welfare. The OIG report, which was released this week, was the culmination...

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2008-02-18 06:10:00

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a recall yesterday of 143 million pounds of beef from Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. of Chino, California, after the beef was determined to be unfit for human consumption because the cattle did not receive complete and proper inspection.  The recall includes frozen beef products from the company dating back to February 1, 2006.The beef recall is the largest in U.S. history, surpassing a 1999 ban of 35 million pounds of ready-to-eat...