Feds Say Recalled Meat From Petaluma Slaughterhouse Was Shipped Nationwide
PETALUMA (CBS SF) — The United States Department of Agriculture has expanded a recall involving nearly 9 million pounds of beef from a Petaluma slaughterhouse, saying the meat was distributed nationwide.
Rancho Feeding Corporation was shut down last month, after the USDA said the slaughterhouse processed diseased and unhealthy animals and did not process animals without a full federal inspection.
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The recall affects 8.7 million pounds of beef processed at the slaughterhouse produced from January 7, 2013 to January 7, 2014, the USDA said.
According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the meat was sold to retailers in 35 states and Guam. Several major chains are affected by the recall, including Safeway, Walgreens, Walmart and 7-Eleven.
Nestle has also launched its own recall of an unspecified number of Hot Pockets products, saying that it could have contained some of the affected meat.
The slaughterhouse is also accused of selling meat that came from cows with eye cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Federal officials have not received any reports of illness as a result of the recall.
List of Rancho Feeding Corporation products subject to recall (Source: USDA)
•”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 nationwide.