WASHINGTON D.C. - A massive beef recall by a California packing house has revealed several Central Coast locations where the products were sold. Santa Cruz and Salinas had the most locations listed. The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service continues to update the distribution list in light of a recall of over 8.7 million pounds of processed beef product
Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, California 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.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service or FSIS, the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce,
The following Rancho Feeding Corporation products are subject to recall:
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, Oregon, Texas and Washington.
FSIS says they haven't received any 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 will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/Recalls.