USDA releases more details on beef recall

By Freedom New Mexico

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a list Thursday of all school districts nationwide that received beef included in last month’s recall of 143 million pounds from a California slaughterhouse.

Those districts include several from the area previously reported, plus some not previously listed: Clovis, Portales, Melrose, Grady, Texico, Logan, San Jon, Floyd, Dora, Elida, Fort Sumner, Farwell and Muleshoe.
Officials of San Jon Schools in Quay County could be reached Friday for comment.
Clovis had reported that two of 119 cases of beef were used, and Dora reported that three of five cases had been used.

Melrose and Grady said they did not use any of the beef. Other schools previously reported as receiving the beef had not said whether any of the beef was used.

All the unused beef was destroyed. School officials