The retail sector has entered the scene of the largest meat recall in history — based on the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co., animal handling case. This significantly expands the recall's reach.
Officials from General Mills and Nestle Prepared Foods Co., a unit of Nestle SA of Switzerland, are taking tens of thousands of cases of selected products off of grocers' shelves, reports the Wall Street Journal. The products contain beef from suppliers that received meat from Hallmark/Westland.
The recalls include 35,000 cases of Progresso Italian Wedding soup and 49,000 cases of Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese and Croissant Crust Philly Steak & Cheese sandwiches. Also, a spokesperson for Hormel Foods Corp.'s Farmer John California subsidiary reports the company is recalling a "small amount" of hot dogs and cotto salami.