USDA lists stores receiving recalled poultry and meat

14-07-2008 | |

Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer has announced that beginning in August, the USDA will begin listing retail stores receiving meat and poultry products involved in Class I recalls – those of the most serious concern to public health.

For some recalls, specific product information useful to consumers is not available to help identify recalled products that may still be in their home. This announcement provides a 30-day notice after the rule is published in the Federal Register before the process of listing retail stores takes effect.
“The identity of retail stores with recalled meat and poultry from their suppliers has always been a missing piece of information for the public during a recall,” said Schafer. “People want to know if they need to be on the lookout for recalled meat and poultry from their local store and by providing lists of retail outlets during recalls, USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service will improve public health protection by better informing consumers.”