U.S. processing company distributes beef products cut from diseased and unsound cows.
February 10, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff
A beef recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef is underway in the U.S. after it was discovered that the Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, Ca. processed diseased and unsound animals—and all done without a U.S. federal inspection.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the recall on Saturday, February 8, 2014.
The federal agency says the products are “adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce.”
The recall of ‘unfit’ meat was distributed to retail facilities and distribution centers in California, Florida, Texas and Illinois.
There have been no reports of illness at this time.
The following Rancho Feeding Corporation products are subject to recall:
Consumers who have questions about the recall can contact the plant’s Quality Control manager, Scott Parks, at (707) 762-6651. Good luck, Scott.