OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - October 16, 2009
The agency announced in a news release Thursday that inspectors
discovered the tonsils had not been completely removed from the
tongues processed by J.F. O'Neill Packing Co. of O'Neill.
Tonsils are a specified risk material for mad cow disease and
are required to be removed from cattle of all ages.
The USDA says the recall, which involves tongues packed from
July 1 through Oct. 8, represents a low risk to human health.
The beef was shipped primarily to distribution centers in
Nebraska and California.
Each recalled case bears the establishment number "EST. 889A"
inside the USDA mark of inspection.
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