Monday, December 10, 2007

Most recalled meat is never recovered, likely is eaten

USA Today published an article several days back after conducting an analysis of recall data from the USDA that indicated that most meat recalled is never recovered, and is likely eaten. According to the article, of 73 meat recalls this year and last, the recovery rates per recall averaged 44%, the anal. However, the article goes on to say that for five recalls that followed reports of consumer illness, recovery rates per recall averaged only 20% There have been 54 meat recalls so far this year, which is up from 34 last year.

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