California Company Recalls Meat Sold Throughout Texas
Northern California based meat distributor Rancho Feeding Corp. has recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products after it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without full federal inspection.
According to KRIS-TV, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service agency said that without the full inspection, the products are unfit for consumption.
Information about the Beeff Recall
- The products were processed from January 1, 2013 through January 7, 2014.
- The meat was shipped to distribution centers in California, Texas, Florida, and Illinois.
- This is a little over a year’s worth of meat products that were processed by Rancho Feeding Corp., which has been under scrutiny by the USDA Food and Safety and Inspection Service.
- 18 Products were recalled including: beef carcasses, oxtail, cheeks, tripe, tongue, and veal bones.
Details of the Recalled Beef Products
The boxes of the product(s) are marked “EST. 527” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each of the boxes has the case code number ending in “3” or “4”.
There have been no reports of illnesses so far. A FSIS spokesman said because some of the products could still be frozen in storage, a Class I recall was issued due to the meat potentially causing serious adverse health conditions.
The products were discovered during an ongoing investigation of the same company, as they recently had to recall more than 40,000 pounds of meat produced on Jan. 8 due to a lack of full inspection.