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Over the weekend, 9 million pounds of beef produced by the Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma were recalled.  These products were processed over the course of a year, from Jan 1. 2013 to January 7 2014.  These products are being recalled after the Corportation “processed diseased and sound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal benefit) according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.  Last month, the same company recalled more than 40,000 pounds of meat products produced on January 8 that did not undergo a full inspection.  After thoroughly researching and defending why journalists should be allowed on the kill floor, it is evident that before the journalists presence, we must first and foremost ensure that the USDA is constantly performing their inspections.  This recall is completely and utterly horrifying and startling to hear about.  Not to mention, the fact that it was an entire year’s worth of meat being overlooked is completely mind-boggling.  The products being recalled include:

  • “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”

Sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/09/beef-recall_n_4756185.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/consumer/recalls&id=9425209http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2014/02/09/Nearly-9M-pounds-of-meat-recalled-after-diseased-animals-processed/UPI-39291391927062/

 

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