With a new beef recall in place, many trucking and 3PL companies that do business with meat processing plants may start to think twice before taking a shipment. Not only can it become a nightmare for the meat processor, but it can be a financial nightmare for trucking companies.The reason why is because when a trucker makes a delivery, the receiver has the right to decline the shipment. More so if they know about the recall ahead of time and then check the shipment and find recalled product.
The Decline of Beef Products
So, what can be done to prevent a possible decline of so many beef products once it has been delivered? Honestly, not much can be done if the trucking company is not made aware or if the recall is not announced before the product has left the meat plant.
The only thing that beef recall truck Companys and 3PLs can do is become diligent before accepting beef products from a beef processing plant. This includes checking for any recent recalls. To help recognize the urgency to prevent continued distribution, here are five important points to keep in mind concerning the current beef recall:
The beef packaging company involved is Aurora Packing Company, Inc located in North Aurora, IL. The beef in question was packaged on April 19, 2019, but managed to be shipped.
An official recall announcement has been made. Products affected have been identified as having an establishment number of “EST. 788”. This can be found among the USDA’s inspection mark. There are over 40 beef products that are listed including rib meat, brisket, ribeye, and several other types of steaks.
Beef Products Affected
To familiarize you with all of the beef products affected, here is the full list. The best thing that can be done now is to communicate with your clients that have accepted the product from your company. Along with that, it is a good idea to spread the word among other truckers so that they are aware.
The USDA wants to make sure that food safety is maintained at all times especially with your food.This is why it is also important to have every step of the supply chain involved.
Not only will it prevent the continued distribution of tainted beef from a beef recall truck company, but it will help to put better guidelines in place concerning the process of accepting beef shipments.Thankfully there have been no cases of E. coli reported and hopefully, the recall will help prevent any before there are.
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