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Posted on 02/17/2014 8:14:08 PM PST by make no mistake
California Firm Recalls Unwholesome Meat Products Produced Without the Benefit of Full Inspection
Class I Recall 013-2014
Health Risk: High Feb 14, 2014 Congressional and Public Affairs Stacy Kish (202) 720-9113 EDITORS NOTE: FSIS has updated the recall release issued on Feb. 8, 2014 to reflect that beef products associated with recall 13 were shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois, Oregon, Texas and Washington. FSIS continues to update the distribution list at the link below.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it 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 U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
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, Oregon, Texas and Washington.
FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that recalled product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/Recalls.
Consumers and members of the media who have questions about the recall can contact the plants Quality Control manager, Scott Parks, at (707) 762-6651.
Consumers with food safety questions can Ask Karen, the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
USDA Recall Classifications Class I This 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. Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product. Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Seems if parts of the cow are diseased, the whole cow would be diseased. I have not heard much about this on the news and wonder what disease are they talking about.
Just in case you’re interested-
I read the title and, for a minute, thought it was referring to Boxer, Pelosi and Feinstein.
I don’t think I will be eating any more dim sum.
only in our dreams : )
sounds, um, yummy?
I wonder who they forgot to pay off. Where is all of the rest of the product?
Sum ting wong.
BTW, Rancho is about two miles from my house.
How did 8.7 million lbs of beef get processed without the FedMob inspections? Where were the inspectors all that time?
Is that what they put in McDonalds hamburgers?
8,742,700 pounds of diseased meat and I have not heard much about this on the news. Just heard quick sound bites is all. They just shut down this firm and the meat has been sent to market for a year now. I love my steak but....
Nuts...and I just got two those for lunch next week.
I can only afford the marked down items that say “Better Grill it and eat it today.”
Sells at half price and tastes pretty good grilled and covered in fried onions and peppers.
And I got 30 lbs of beef lips in the freezer...
Nor are they claiming to have found any contaminated beef products. This is all based on the beef not being inspected by our FedMob overlords.
You all are making me have a good laugh but if the blood or other weird parts are diseased, wouldn’t the rest of the cow be diseased too? Class one. What disease is that?
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