California Firm Recalls Millions of Pounds of Beef Products10 February 2014
US - A Californian meat processing company is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds of beef and beef products because it processed diseased and unsound animals.
According to the US Food Safety and Inspectional Service Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, California, also processed the carcases without federal inspection.
FSIS said the products are considered adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce.
The beef carcases 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 between 1 January 2013 and 1 January 2014 and shipped to distribution centres and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas.
FSIS said it has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.
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