Beef Recall: Beware Of Beef, FDA Expands Recall

    March 7, 2014
    Tina Volpe
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Tainted beef that was recalled earlier this year has been expanded from the previously thought six states, to include nearly 35 states, and many major grocery store outlets.

The first recall consisted of beef from Rancho Feeding Corp., based in Petaluma, California, and entailed 8.7 million pounds of beef that should never have left the processing plant.

According to the USDA, Rancho Feeding “processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.”

“Thus, the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce,” the FSIS reported. The Petaluma company made the recall.

Now, thousands of retailers have been added to a list of companies that could have received beef products from the producer in California since the February recall, the USDA said.

“The retail list has been growing as more customers have been notified,” USDA spokesman Adam Tarr told CNN Friday. “The list could expand.”

The USDA will continue to update the list so that the affected products can be removed from commerce, he said.

The USDA has not received any reports of illness because of the recalled meat, they said in a statement issued in February. But it is a “Class I recall,” meaning it is 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 recalled products were produced and shipped between January 1, 2013, and January 7, 2014. The USDA mark of inspection on them has “EST. 527” and their case code number ends in 3 or 4.

There is a range of products that were recalled in addition to the millions of pounds of beef shipped in January. They include 30-pound boxes of beef tips, mountain oysters and sweetbreads, as well as 40-pound boxes of veal bones and 60-pound boxes of veal trim.

For a complete list see: Detailed List of Recalled Products.

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  • E C

    So thankful that the FDA caught this act of endangerment to the public. For the owners of the company to do this is criminal don’t you think? Where are the names of the other states and stores that this meat went to so that we can get rid of it before we feed it to our children or others? Such a blatant disgrace don’t you think to do something like this, knowingly?

  • http://heatherwanderer.tumblr.com/ Heather ‘Chatterbox’ Branson

    The problem is that this beef recall is occurring several months after the beef went into our food supply. I’m guessing that if you bought beef in January, you’ve probably already consumed the tainted product. Just have to cross our fingers that we don’t get mad cow disease or some other toxic horror.

  • Alyssa

    January 2013? Ummm, pretty sure I have eaten that already…

  • TheBride

    The US Government continues to grow and get overblown, yet the quality of food inspection is worse. Help!

    • Francie

      Their main objective IS to get bigger to effectively turn us into a “nanny state”. Doing their ACTUAL jobs is secondary!

  • Donna Englahs

    Article after article……and nobody tells you which states are affected….guess they don’t have the energy to type up 35 states…..stupid!

  • no-step

    I’m surprised that California, the capitol of socialist bureaucracy, somehow allowed this meat packing plant to keep functioning! Could it be that the California democrats have let us down? How can that be? The dems PROMISED a worker’s paradise. Say it ain’t so!

    • Francie

      That was my first thought as well. But, like the federal government-their main objective is to continue to increase the number of regulations as well as the number of regulators(gov).

  • f da

    January 1, 2013 – January 7, 2014??? I’m pretty sure that’s enough time for anybody that was very ill to have passed on or passed it on by now (you know in the form of bowel movements (stools) that are loose and watery). But hey better later than never on the recall…after you sold every piece of sick bovine in that dump.

  • Sharon Meade

    people, you do not need beef, or pork at your dinner table…..useless slaughter

  • Sharon Meade

    i have had a sick dog,intermittently…wonder??

  • Royce Dressel

    what kind of disease?

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  • greatoakfarm

    This is why big Ag fails. Food distribution must be local. Remember these plants at the size they are and with federal inspection blessings they had are the cause of 99.999% of food borne issues.
    Usda and fda are to busy regulating small farmers to keep us from providing our products at your local grocer.
    Support your local farmer stop supporting a food system that rewards profits at expense of your health.