How to destroy beef

The CDE (California Department of Education) sent a press release out about how districts should destroy ground beef from Hallmark/Westland. The release also includes a preliminary list of which districts received the meat and the number of units. Only three local districts were included in the list.

Los Angeles La Canada Unified 35
Los Angeles Little Lake City Elementary 60
Los Angeles Los Nietos 50

The highlights:

  • A person of authority (i.e. food service director) must witness the destruction
  • Some costs can be reimbursed, such as transportation to the disposal facility and destruction costs
  • Other costs cannot be reimbused: employee overtime, long-distance phone calls, food used in place of recalled beef