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Beef recall hits Central Coast locations

By Jon K. Brent, Anchor, jonkbrent@kionrightnow.com
Published On: Feb 17 2014 04:37:44 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 17 2014 08:33:15 PM CST
WASHINGTON D.C. -

A massive beef recall by a California packing house has revealed several Central Coast locations where the products were sold. Santa Cruz and Salinas had the most locations listed. The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service continues to update the distribution list in light of a recall of over 8.7 million pounds of processed beef product

Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, California 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.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service or FSIS, the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce,

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 says they haven't received any 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 will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/Recalls.