USDA reports 'High risk' recall of 8 million pounds of meat products

USDA reports 'High risk' recall of 8 million pounds of meat products

USDA reports 'High risk' recall of 8 million pounds of meat products

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by KING 5 News

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, Calif. is recalling more than 8 million pounds of meat products because they processed diseased and unsound animals and did so without federal inspection, the USDA said Saturday.

“Thus, the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Saturday.

The products were produced Jan. 1, 2013 through Jan. 7, 2014 and shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas.

It's not known if the products were shipped beyond those four states.

FSIS says they have received no reports of illness.

The USDA classified the recall as a Class 1, “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

The following Rancho Feeding Corporation products are subject to recall:
•    "Beef Carcasses” (wholesale and custom sales only)
•    2 per box "Beef (Market) Heads" (retail only)
•    4-gallons per box "Beef Blood" (wholesale only)
•    20-lb. boxes of “Beef Oxtail”
•    30-lb. boxes of “Beef Cheeks”
•    30-lb. boxes of " Beef Lips"
•    30-lb. boxes of "Beef Omasum"
•    30-lb. boxes of "Beef Tripas"
•    30-lb. boxes of "Mountain Oysters"
•    30-lb. boxes of "Sweet Breads”
•    30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Liver”
•    30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripe”
•    30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tongue”
•    30- and 60-lb. boxes of "Veal Cuts"
•    40-lb. boxes of "Veal Bones"
•    50-lb. boxes of “Beef Feet”
•    50-lb. boxes of “Beef Hearts”
•    60-lb. boxes of "Veal Trim"

Consumers who have questions about the recall can contact the plant’s Quality Control manager, Scott Parks, at (707) 762-6651.

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