RECALL: Where’s the beef?
Nearly 9 million… yes, MILLION pounds of beef products produced by a Northern California company has been recalled. Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, California has issued a recall because the products processed are “unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food” without undergoing a full federal inspection, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.
The products were produced between January 1, 2013 through January 7, 2014.. yes, nearly an entire years worth of meat. Products were shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illiniois and Texas. They include beef carcasses, oxtail, liver, cheeks, tripe, tongue and veal bones. A list of the recalled products can be found here.
Last month the company recalled more than 40,000 pounds of meat products produced on January 8 that also didn’t undergo a full inspection. The problems were discovered as part of an ongoing investigation, the FSIS said.
The FSIS has not received any reports of illness. Because some of the products could still be frozen and in storage, a Class I recall was issued because the meat product could cause serious, adverse health consequences.
Consumers who have questions about the recall can contact the plant’s Quality Control manager, Scott Parks at (707) 762-6651.