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Recall over Insanitary Beef Products Renewed

21 February 2014

US - The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has reissued a recall notice for nearly 9 million pounds of beef products because they were produced from diseased and unsound animals.

The processor, Rancho Feeding Corporation, of Petaluma, California also processed the products without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.

FSIS said that the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce.

When the recall release was first issued on 8 February, FSIS was unable to ascertain the extent of the establishments involved.

As the establishments were notified, the list of States affected grew.

FSIS now believes that recalled product was shipped to distribution centres and retail establishments nationwide.

In all, 8,742,700 pounds of products are involved in the recall.

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 7 January 2014 and were shipped to distribution centres and retail establishments nationwide.

FSIS said it has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.


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