Lodi district admits students possibly ate bad beef
Parents of children attending Lodi schools are on edge after the district sent out letters admitting students possibly ate tainted beef.
"I didn't know that ? didn't know anything about it," said stunned parent Renee Paulison. However, Paulison was comforted by the fact that her son has yet to get sick and the recall stems from meat that was delivered and consumed between October and September.
In Lodi, the beef came in the form of taco meat. Whatever was left from about 168,000 pounds of beef to reach 170 New Jersey school districts has been ordered buried or incinerated.
The order comes after the USDA recalled 143 million pounds of beef after undercover video showed sick cows being abused at California's Westland/Hallmark Meat Company. Some of the animals may have been slaughtered for consumption, raising concerns about disease transmission.
Lodi School Superintendent Frank Quatrone is relieved, so far. "Fortunately, very fortunately, there were no reports of staff members or children becoming ill from consuming tainted beef."
List of New Jersey schools that received the beef