USDA recalls 3,000 pounds of meat from SC plant

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

YORK, S.C. (AP) ó Federal officials have closed a South Carolina meat processing plant and requested a recall of nearly 3,000 pounds of meat that were incorrectly labeled.

U.S. Agriculture Department spokeswoman Amanda Eamich said Monday that the recalled meat from Halal International Processing in York poses a minimal health risk to consumers.

Authorities say some products that were labeled poultry were actually other types of meat. The company also operated during hours that prevented some inspections.

Company manager Yusef Suleiman says the company is reassessing procedures at the plant.

The recall includes all frozen meat and poultry items produced from April 3, 2008 to March 7.

Operations at the plant have been suspended since Friday.