Recall: Various beef carcass meat products for no inspection

Jan. 13, 2014 at 8:26 PM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Rancho Feeding Corp., in Petaluma, Calif., recalled approximately 41,683 pounds of various meat products because they were not fully inspected, officials say.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Monday because the meat products were not fully inspected it made them unfit for human consumption. The problem was discovered as a result of an ongoing investigation.

The following Rancho Feeding Corp. beef carcass products are subject to the recall:

-- 50-lb. boxes of Beef Feet.

-- 20-lb. boxes of Beef Oxtail.

-- 50-lb. boxes of Beef Hearts.

-- 60-lb. and 30-lb. boxes of Beef Liver.

-- 30-lb. boxes of Beef Cheeks.

-- 60-lb. boxes of Beef Tripe.

-- 30-lb. boxes of Beef Tongue.

Beef carcasses and boxes bear the establishment number EST. 527 inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each box bears the case code number "ON9O4." The products were produced Jan. 8 and shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California.

The FSIS said the company produced product without full antemortem inspection as required by federal regulations. The agency received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

Consumers who have questions about the recall can contact the plant's Quality Control manager, Scott Parks, at (707) 762-6651.

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