Plant at Centre of Major Recall Could be Sold24 February 2014
US - The beef slaughterhouse and processor at the centre of a major beef recall earlier this month could be sold to a nearby meat company.
Marin Sun Farms from San Francisco is reported to have made a bid for Rancho Feeding Corp based in Petaluma, California.
Rancho Feeding Corp was forced to recall nearly 9 million pounds of beef products because they had been produced from diseased and unsound animals and without federal inspection.
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times Marin Sun Farms expects to close a deal on a two acre plant and lot that belonged to the now defunct Ranch Feeding.
The report says the deal emphasises the rising demand for grass-fed locally raised beef.
The investment is expected to be worth several millions of dollars and the plant will need to be upgraded.
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