Special beef cuts recalled by Petaluma producer

Products deemed unfit for consumption for human consumption

A Petaluma-based company recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of meat Saturday produced over the last year that may not have been adequately

inspected and could cause consumers to become seriously ill or even die, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The Rancho Feeding Corporation "processed diseased and unsound animals" without the passing federal inspection, FSIS officials said in a public statement.

The recalled meat, which was produced between Jan. 1, 2013 and Jan. 7, 2014 was shipped from the Rancho Feeding Corporation located at 1522

Petaluma Blvd. North in Petaluma to distributors and retailers located in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas.

Among the recalled meat products that have been determined unfit for human consumption are items such as beef tongue, beef carcasses, and veal cuts, FSIS officials announced.

In January 2014 Rancho Feeding Corporation recalled 42,103 pounds of product that also had not been sufficiently inspected, making it unfit for human consumption, the FSIS said.

While no reports of illness resulting from consumption of the company's meat products has been reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, anyone who may have consumed these products and are concerned about illness should contact a health care provider, FSIS officials said.

A list of the specific products that were recalled as well as details about how to identify recalled items can be found online at:

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by No clue
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Feb 10, 2014 at 7:50 am

Does anyone know if this meat has been shipped to grocery stores and fast food outlets? The story doesn't really say where the meat ended up, and I would like to know how to avoid purchasing the beef. Looking for answers....

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Posted by Libertarian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:05 am

Without so much unnecessary and onerous state expansion and regulation this beef could have reached supermarkets and delis instead of being wasted the way it will be. Think of the poor owners and stockholders. Crying shame.

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Posted by Objective
a resident of another community
on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:37 am

Read between the lines: the media can twist any words to incriminate an innocent, honest business. Quote " may not have been adequately
inspected ..." could also indicate that the Federal Inspector did not do his/her job, and forgot to sign a document. Yet in order to save face, the story is written to imply the meat is bad. What is needed here are critical thinking skills and consideration of all possibilities before jumping into emotional panic states of mind.

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Posted by Freedom
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:48 am

Thanks Objective. I think what Libertarian is saying is that if we didn't have intrusive Nazi-like government food inspectors, these kind of mistakes could be avoided. Its all so much government waste and incompetence. And then to give these snoopy fools tyrannical say over what people can or cannot eat is just beyond the pail. Let the people freely choose what meats they want to eat. The color of the meat is what indicates whether it's bad or good.

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Beware if any truck suddenly shows up in your neighborhood selling steaks door-to-door. Never a good idea to buy steaks from a door-to-door salesman in my opinion, but with 8 million pounds of bad beef floating around the area it's probably an especially bad time to consider buying steaks from an unknown source no matter how good the price is.

No joke. Have heard stories about people who claim that the refrigeration on their truck has suddenly broken down and they need to quickly sell off all the steaks inside at big discounts.

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