USDA: “Unwholesome Meat” From California Firm May Have Reached 16 Guam Stores, and 25 States; Recall Underway

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 – Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, 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.

The beef  may have reached 35 states and Guam [see the list of Guam stores that may have recieved the beef below]

Thus, the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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 nationwide. 

FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

READ the full recall list on the USDA website HERE

The following Rancho Feeding Corporation products are subject to recall:

  • “Beef Carcasses” (wholesale and custom sales only)
  • 2 per box “Beef (Market) Heads” (retail only)
  • 4-gallons per box “Beef Blood” (wholesale only)
  • 20-lb. boxes of “Beef Oxtail”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Cheeks”
  • 30-lb. boxes of ” Beef Lips”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Omasum”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripas”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Mountain Oysters”
  • 30-lb. boxes of “Sweet Breads”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Liver”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripe”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tongue”
  • 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Veal Cuts”
  • 40-lb. boxes of “Veal Bones”
  • 50-lb. boxes of “Beef Feet”
  • 50-lb. boxes of “Beef Hearts”
  • 60-lb. boxes of “Veal Trim”

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(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

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

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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Retail List for Recall Number:
013-2014, Various beef products
List Current As Of:
4-Mar-14
Retailer Name
Street Address
City
State
1
SPPC 76 – Agat
788 Route #2
Agat
GU-Guam
2
SPPC 76 – Barrigada
112 Route #10
Barrigada
GU-Guam
3
SPPC 76 – Ocean Vista
1464 Route #16 10-A
Barrigada
GU-Guam
4
Island Fresh
136-A Route #4
Chalan Pago
GU-Guam
5
A-Shop
Suite 121122 Marine Drive Micronesian Mall
Dededo
GU-Guam
6
SPPC 76 – Dededo
196 North Marine Corps Drive
Dededo
GU-Guam
7
Pay-Less Supermarkets
302 S Rte 4 Ste 118 Rou
Hagatna
GU-Guam
8
Super Mart
#121 Jesus Mariano Street
Mangilao
GU-Guam
9
SPPC 76 – Piti
396 Marine Corps Drive
Piti
GU-Guam
10
SPPC 76 – Sinajana
796 Route #4
Sinajana
GU-Guam
11
Ipan Village Market
Route #4 Road Ipan
Talafofo
GU-Guam
12
ABC
1255 Pale San Vitores Road, Suite 138
Tamuning
GU-Guam
13
California Supermarket
199 Chalan San Antonio Road
Tamuning
GU-Guam
14
GMH Gift Shop
850 Governor Carlos Camacho Road
Tamuning
GU-Guam
15
SPPC 76 – Airport
112 Marine Drive
Tamuning
GU-Guam
16
JP Super / Mini Store
1328 Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon
GU-Guam