February 10th, 2014
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Some 8.7 million pounds of meat from a Northern California company have been recalled because they came from "diseased and unsound" animals that weren't properly inspected, a federal agency announced Saturday.

The recall affecting Rancho Feeding Corporation products - as detailed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service - marks a significant expansion of one announced January 13, when just over 40,000 pounds of the company's products were recalled.

According to the U.S. agency, Rancho Feeding "processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection."

"Thus, the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce," the FSIS reported. The Petaluma company made the recall.

The government agency noted there are no reported illnesses tied to these products, which went to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. It was not immediately clear which companies got them, or whether they ended up being sold in some form at any markets or restaurants.

The FSIS recall notice indicates a "reasonable probability" that consumption could result in "serious, adverse health consequences or death."

Read - Recall of nearly 9 million pounds of meat not fully inspected

Previously:
Who is looking out for your food safety?
A brief history of chicken washing
Salmonella outbreak linked to tainted chicken
Food poisoning: What you need to know

More on food poisoning from CNN Health and all foodborne illness coverage on Eatocracy



soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Arturo Féliz-Camilo

    Reblogged this on Mr. Feliz's Blog (Teacher Arturo).

    February 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm |
  2. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Of which most has probably already been consumed. Do we now send them our turds?

    February 10, 2014 at 11:06 am |
  3. tgmarshall

    Reblogged this on Lucy's Information Station Blog and commented:
    Wow!

    February 10, 2014 at 9:34 am |

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