Petaluma company recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat
Published: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 7:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 7:50 p.m.
Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corporation issued a recall on Saturday of approximately 8,742,700 pounds of meat that didn't receive a full federal inspection according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service reported that the recall was issued because Rancho Feeding Corp. processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without a full federal inspection. The USDA considers these products to be unfit for human consumption.
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"
Beef carcasses and boxes bear the establishment number "EST. 527" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each box bears the case code number ending in “3” or “4.” 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.
The USDA has not received any reports of illness due to consumption of these products.
Saturday's recall comes just a month after Rancho Feeding Corp. recalled more than 40,000 pounds of meat products that did not receive a full federal inspection.
Rancho Feeding Corp., owned by Jesse “Babe” Amaral and Robert Singleton, operates the Bay Area's last major slaughterhouse, which is located on Petaluma Boulevard North.
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