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Beef Recall Affects Ridiculous Amount of SoCal Restaurants

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Fallout from the massive Westland/Hallmark meat recall scandal continues to affect Southland restaurants, stretching from San Diego to Ventura County. The California Department of Public Health has released a document listing every food purveyor which has purchased the recalled beef -- and at 59+ pages, it's a doozy. Chances are very good you have purchased or ingested some of Westland/Hallmark's product at some point, since markets and restaurants across the city are represented.

My local How's Market in North Hollywood has got the bad beef; LAist favorite El Tepeyac was not spared either. Other surprises: the LA Sports Club Cafe in Westwood, Millie's Restaurant in Silver Lake, all Bob's Big Boy locations, Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks, and many, many, many, many more.

From the L.A. Now blog at the Times:

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The list is a work in progress and will be added to as the state Public Health Department receives more information about where the 143 million pounds of recalled beef were sold, said spokeswoman Lea Brooks. She said the department has not heard of anyone getting sick from consuming recalled beef, but was responding to public requests for more information about where the meat has been distributed. "People are just fascinated by the list," she said.

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