Meat Recall & Exploring Trade

Meat Recall & Exploring Trade

Meat Recall & Exploring Trade. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

Nearly 441-thousand pounds of chicken, beef and pork products have been recalled by LQNN, Inc., operating as Lee's Sandwiches because of the unapproved use of another facility's mark of inspection, which has been identified as Establishment number 18995. They've been processing products from federally-inspected establishments and re-packaging them without the benefit of inspection. Products produced without inspection present potential of increased human health risk. The recalled products were sent to various restaurants in six states including Oregon and California.

Trade is a hot topic right now and with TPA now in the hands of the House no one is sure how that will play out. Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba will join other state directors of ag and a top USDA official in visiting the Dominican Republic and Panama. ODA trade manager Julia Turner is also part of the delegation.

TURNER: We have been talking about exploring new market opportunities for our Oregon companies and we have also seen growth in those particular two countries with Oregon specific exports, and also in Guatemala, El Salvador, and some other South and Central American countries as well.

That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.

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