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USDA announces biggest beef recall ever

CHINO Calif. In the largest beef recall in U.S. history, the Hallmark Meat Packing Co. and its affiliated Westland Meat Co. are trying to recover 143 million pounds of beef after a U.S. Department of Agriculture investigation revealed the processor’s plant here failed to follow a safeguard against bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.

Almost all of the beef, which was processed during a two-year stretch, has likely been consumed, said Ron

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