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California Firm Recalls Unwholesome Meat Products
USDA.gov ^ | Feb. 14,2014 | USDA

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 EDITOR’S 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 Agriculture’s 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 plant’s 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: beefrecall; foodrecall; petalumabeefrecall

1 posted on 02/17/2014 8:14:08 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: make no mistake

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.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 8:17:48 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: make no mistake

Just in case you’re interested-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omasum


3 posted on 02/17/2014 8:19:26 PM PST by matthew fuller
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To: make no mistake

I read the title and, for a minute, thought it was referring to Boxer, Pelosi and Feinstein.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 8:23:34 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: matthew fuller

I don’t think I will be eating any more dim sum.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 8:23:45 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: Ben Hecks

only in our dreams : )


6 posted on 02/17/2014 8:24:30 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: make no mistake

sounds, um, yummy?


7 posted on 02/17/2014 8:25:06 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: make no mistake

I wonder who they forgot to pay off. Where is all of the rest of the product?


8 posted on 02/17/2014 8:25:55 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: make no mistake

Sum ting wong.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 8:28:35 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: make no mistake
Does this have anything to do with being gay happy?
10 posted on 02/17/2014 8:29:55 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: make no mistake
All that crap sounds like dog food.

BTW, Rancho is about two miles from my house.

11 posted on 02/17/2014 8:34:09 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: make no mistake

How did 8.7 million lbs of beef get processed without the FedMob inspections? Where were the inspectors all that time?


12 posted on 02/17/2014 8:35:14 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: make no mistake
"Beef Lips"

Is that what they put in McDonalds hamburgers?

13 posted on 02/17/2014 8:36:47 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Lurker

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....


14 posted on 02/17/2014 8:38:16 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: fieldmarshaldj

that’s funny


15 posted on 02/17/2014 8:39:27 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: make no mistake
4-gallons per box "Beef Blood"

Nuts...and I just got two those for lunch next week.

16 posted on 02/17/2014 8:39:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: make no mistake

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.


17 posted on 02/17/2014 8:41:29 PM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: BenLurkin

And I got 30 lbs of beef lips in the freezer...


18 posted on 02/17/2014 8:42:46 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: All
FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

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.

19 posted on 02/17/2014 8:45:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: BenLurkin

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?


20 posted on 02/17/2014 8:46:35 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: fieldmarshaldj

LOL!


21 posted on 02/17/2014 8:53:55 PM PST by funfan
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To: make no mistake

No more ‘ho’s in LA?


22 posted on 02/17/2014 8:57:40 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: PeteB570

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.

Me too, but I move down the aisle a bit to the "Only Slightly Diseased" area.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 9:07:27 PM PST by 867V309 (Obammy = LIAR)
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To: TigersEye

“Nor are they claiming to have found any contaminated beef products”

“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”

Probably skipped inspection when they processed the diseased animals. That’s usually the way it works.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 9:11:12 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

How do they skip inspections on 8.7 million lbs of beef for a full year’s operations? Inspectors out for a long donut break?


25 posted on 02/17/2014 9:13:25 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: make no mistake
reading this, it sounds that using some of the diseased animals parts could possibly be used IF inspected...is the issue here that the inspection did not happen?....not that the meat used is any different than normally used?...

since the days of Tyson I've never trusted govt agencies....

26 posted on 02/17/2014 9:38:49 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: make no mistake

Company is owned by a GOP donor. Gives big to Darrel Issa. Enough said.


27 posted on 02/17/2014 9:43:25 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: ncfool

Darrel Issa? why couldn’t it be Pelosi!!!


28 posted on 02/17/2014 9:50:26 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: make no mistake

29 posted on 02/17/2014 9:53:34 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Brandonmark

LOL


30 posted on 02/17/2014 9:58:33 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: 867V309

I have to say it, Why buy the cow when the desease
is free?


31 posted on 02/17/2014 10:02:10 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: make no mistake

Taco meat.


32 posted on 02/17/2014 10:02:30 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: batterycommander

looks like company could not back up or verify process. thus total recall


33 posted on 02/17/2014 11:05:31 PM PST by slapshot
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To: make no mistake
I don’t think I will be eating any more dim sum.

Just stay away from the beef siu-mai and other beef dim sum. Pork and shrimp dim sum should be fine! I have friends that own a pig farm in Petaluma and the pigs are healthy.

34 posted on 02/18/2014 12:16:16 AM PST by roadcat
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>> California Firm Recalls Unwholesome Meat Products Produced Without the Benefit of Full Inspection

Nice phrasing...


35 posted on 02/18/2014 2:09:24 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Not Kosher!


36 posted on 02/18/2014 3:27:49 AM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Gene Eric

I’m sure the meat was fine, it just didn’t have the Approved Union stamp on it.

I’m sure there’s gotta be a way the lame stream media can flip this somehow and blame Cruz and the government shutdown.


37 posted on 02/18/2014 3:30:11 AM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: make no mistake

38 posted on 02/18/2014 4:54:01 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: TigersEye

“How do they skip inspections on 8.7 million lbs of beef for a full year’s operations? Inspectors out for a long donut break?”

They don’t skip the inspections for everything, just for the sick and diseased animals. But when those kind of animals get mixed in, the inspectors don’t know which batches may have been contaminated so they have to recall everything during the time when the plant was skipping inspections.


39 posted on 02/18/2014 10:20:32 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

An entire year?


40 posted on 02/18/2014 10:38:21 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

“An entire year?”

It’s conceivable. Depends upon how clever the crooks were. Maybe it took them this long to get caught. Assuming they actually did the things they are accused of, it wouldn’t be the first criminal meat processing plant bust I’ve seen.

It’s unusual, but it does happen, especially if the plants are owed by unscrupulous individuals, say of certain ethnic persuasions that have a reputation for unethical business practices, generally from some of the Mediterranean and Mid-east regions.


41 posted on 02/18/2014 10:46:16 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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