California Firm Recalls Meat Products

Rancho Feeding Corp., 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.

The following Rancho Feeding Corp. 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-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”
  • 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.

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.

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