After a somewhat quiet autumn, the retail meat industry felt the impact of several huge recalls to close out 2000 and finished off a year that saw a substantial amount of beef pulled from shelves due to potential bacterial infection. he action came as American Foods Group, a Green Bay, Wis.-based meat supplier, called back 1.1 million pounds of ground beef it had sent to stores in 15 different states. That prompted another large customer, Kroger Co., Cincinnati, to voluntarily recall ...

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