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Compassionate Teaching and Studies About animals, food, health, and the environment From All-Creatures.org

Steve Mendell, president of the Westland/Hallmark slaughterhouse, acknowledged his company introduced sick cows into the hamburger supply
16 June 2008

Of the 143 million pounds of beef that were recalled by Westland/Hallmark, about 50 million pounds went to school lunch programs as well as federal programs for the poor or elderly. The recall covered all the meat produced for two years, most of which had already been eaten.

The biggest threat from “downer” cattle, (such as the sick cows and abused documented at Westland/Hallmark) is mad cow disease. The chairman of the full committee, Representative John D. Dingell, of Michigan, said the incubation period for the human form could be 20 years. 

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