Beef deemed unfit for human consumption prompts recall
February 12, 2014
A California company is recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef distributed through a slaughterhouse that processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Saturday. [ABC]
The Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp. is working to compile a list of companies affected by the recall, its owner, Robert Singleton, told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat on Monday. The recalled beef products were processed from Jan. 1, 2013 through Jan. 7, 2014 and shipped to distribution centers and retail stores in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas.
Recalled meats deemed unfit for human consumption include beef carcasses, oxtail, liver, cheeks, tripe, tongue and veal bones. Last month, the Rancho Feeding Corp. recalled more than 40,000 pounds of meat products produced on Jan. 8 that also didn’t undergo a full inspection.