WASHINGTONUSDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Rancho Feeding Corp., based in Petaluma, Calif., is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds of meat that was processed from diseased and unsound animals and carried out without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection. The agency said the meat products are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce.
The recall involves Beef Carcasses" (wholesale and custom sales only); 2 per box "Beef (Market) Heads" (retail only); 4-gallons per box "Beef Blood" (wholesale only); 20-pound boxes of Beef Oxtail"; 30-pound boxes of Beef Cheeks"; 30-pound boxes of "Beef Lips"; 30-pound boxes of "Beef Omasum"; 30-pound boxes of "Beef Tripas"; 30-pound boxes of "Mountain Oysters"; 30-pound boxes of "Sweet Breads"; 30- and 60-pound boxes of Beef Liver"; 30- and 60-pound boxes of Beef Tripe"; 30- and 60-pound boxes of Beef Tongue"; 30- and 60-pound boxes of "Veal Cuts"; 40-pound boxes of "Veal Bones"; 50-pound boxes of Beef Feet"; 50-pound boxes of Beef Hearts"; and 60-pound 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 and Texas.