Industry’s beef with meat recall centers on USDA inability to enforce regulations

Industry’s beef with meat recall centers on USDA inability to enforce regulations

Foodservice industry experts are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to step up its food safety efforts after federal inspection regulations were flouted at a California meat processing plant last month, resulting in the largest beef recall in U.S. history and dealing a blow to consumers’ confidence in the food supply.

The voluntary recall Feb. 17 of 143 million pounds of beef processed at Westland/Hallmark Meat Co. in Chino, Calif., followed an undercover investigation by t

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