Four States Named in 8.7 Million Pound Beef Recall13 February 2014
US – A California based meat company concerned over improper cattle inspections has paused operations to allow for an 8.7 million pound beef recall because of fears over meat quality.
The huge undertaking by implicated company Rancho Feeding Corporation follows an initial meat search scheduled for one day – 13 January – which was then extended over a year long period.
The USDA said the cuts, which have been shipped across California and to Florida, Illinois and Texas, were 'unfit for human consumption and must be removed from commerce', because of a lack of a full federal inspection.
The precaution was taken due to worries over meat coming from ‘diseased and unsound animals’ and sees produce recalled from 1 January 2013 to 7 January 2014.
Rancho Feeding Corporation President Jesse Amaral has been quoted in the Press Democrat saying the recall was undertaken out of ‘an abundance of caution’.
Products being traced are mainly offal and include wholesale beef carcasses, beef blood and hearts, the USDA announced on Friday.
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