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Petaluma company recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat

That's a whole year's worth of meat processed by Rancho Feeding Corp., which has been under scrutiny by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. The agency said that without full inspection, the recalled products are unfit for human consumption.
A Petaluma company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of meat products because it processed diseased animals without a full federal inspection.
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Updated: 2/09 4:35 am
PETALUMA, Calif. (KTVU) -- A Petaluma company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of meat products because it processed diseased animals without a full federal inspection.

That's a whole year's worth of meat processed by Rancho Feeding Corp., which has been under scrutiny by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. The agency said that without full inspection, the recalled products are unfit for human consumption.

They were processed from Jan. 1, 2013, through Jan. 7 and shipped to distribution centers and retail stores in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. They include beef carcasses, oxtail, liver, cheeks, tripe, tongue and veal bones.

Last month the company recalled more than 40,000 pounds of meat products produced on Jan. 8 that also didn't undergo a full inspection.

The problems were discovered as part of an ongoing investigation, the FSIS said.

A call to the company went unanswered.

There have been no reports of illnesses. An FSIS spokesman said 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.

•"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"


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