In the news:
Pasadena ISD puts
hold on questionable meat
The Texas Department of Agriculture asked area
school districts, including Pasadena ISD, to put on hold a meat that it
Pasadena ISD was shipped some of meat in question
from 21st Century Foods which received it from Westland Meat Company.
However, this meat had not been prepared or served to Pasadena ISD
students. According to published and broadcast reports, it is alleged
that Westland butchered weak or ill cattle.
The Texas Department of Agriculture advised
Pasadena ISD to keep the meat on hold until the district receives
notification as to the further steps that should be taken.
"We are thankful that we had not served the
questionable meat to our students because the safety and well-being of
our students is always our first priority," explains Candace Ahlfinger,
spokesperson for the district. "We are also thankful that our parents
and students do not have to worry about whether or not they ate the