CA Firm Expands Earlier Beef Recall An Additional 4.9m Lbs.

February 15, 2010 USDA FSIS

Huntington Meat Packing Inc., a Montebello, Calif., establishment, is expanding its recall of January 18 to include approximately 4.9 million additional pounds of beef and veal products that were not produced in accordance with the company’s food safety plan.

CA Firm Recalls Frozen Turkey Patty, Mislabeling And Undeclared Allergen

February 15, 2010 USDA FSIS

Daniel’s Western Meat Packers, a Pico Rivera, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 16,290 pounds of frozen turkey patty products because they were inadvertently mislabeled and may contain an undeclared allergen, wheat.

Sealed Air’s Cryovac Brand Hosts Poultry 101 At Packforum Americas Facility

February 12, 2010 Sealed Air

In the two days preceding the 2010 International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, Sealed Air’s Cryovac brand invited customers and supply partners to attend the Poultry 101 training event at the company’s Packforum Americas innovation center, located minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Meatcutters Prepare For Valentine’s Sales

February 12, 2010 Jennifer Palmer, The Oklahoman

Meat markets and butcher shops are preparing for customers this weekend, who will line up to buy pairs of fancy fillets, heart-shaped rib eyes or other special cuts of beef to fix for dinner.

Smithfield’s Pope Says Retail Meat Prices Poised To Increase

February 12, 2010 Joel Crews, MeatPoultry.com

Citing troubles in the livestock industry and an almost certain rise in corn prices, Smithfield Foods Inc. CEO, Larry Pope, told attendees at the National Meat Association’s annual convention that retail meat prices are bound to rise in the coming months.