2/26/2008

Several food companies and retailers expressed concern that the recent recall of 143 million pounds of beef -- the largest in U.S. history -- could result in big losses and the possible closure of smaller meat companies. The companies say the recall might lead to needless waste, especially after the USDA said there was little health risk in consuming the questionable meat. The USDA, however, said the recall still stands and none of the recalled beef should be sold.

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