Huge Hamburger Meat Recall

Discoloration forces recall of 226,400 pounds of hamburger meat sent to California and Oregon prisons.


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The USDA recalled more than 200,000 pounds of frozen beef that was sent to California and Oregon prisons when institution inspectors complained of discoloration and off-odor. A Food Safety and Inspection Service review of New Jersey-based One Great Burger found evidence that the company redistributed returned meat after repackaging and recoding it. The meat was produced between January 2010 and May 2010, but had labeled “packed on” dates between July and November. Even after the recall, One Great Burger is rated at the USDA’s highest level of food safety.