The beef recall that was announced in January and February of this year from Rancho Feeding Corp. may have been much more widespread than originally thought, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The California meat producer’s products could have stretched as far as 35 states in the country as well as to Guam, according to a Fox News report on Friday.
Literally thousands of retail stores have been tacked on to the list of firms that may well have received beef from Rancho Feeding Corp. Not only has the list grown since the original announcement of the recall, but it could very well keep growing, says Adam Tarr who is a USDA spokesperson.
The USDA has the chore of continually updating the list to inform retailers that the products need to be removed from their stores and not sold to the public.
Last month, Rancho Feeding Corp. – which has its business based in Petaluma, California – announced a recall of 8.7 million pounds of meat. Just before that, in January, the firm recalled more than 40,000 pounds of meat products.
As previously reported, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service stated that the recalled meat in February was from diseased and unsound animals that were not inspected properly. Therefore, the meat products were deemed unfit for human consumption. Though no illnesses have been reported, the “Class I recall” asserts that there is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
The many products that are being recalled include 30-pound boxes of beef tips, mountain oysters, sweetbreads, 50-pound boxes of veal bones, and 60-pound boxes of veal trim. The products were produced and shipped from January 1, 2013 to January 7, 2014. “EST. 527” is the USDA mark of inspection and their case code numbers end in 3 or 4.
Nestle’s USA recall of Hot Pockets last month was related to the Rancho Feeding Corp. recall, as well. The two-pack box of Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese as well as three different pack sizes of Philly Steak and Cheese were recalled.