The USDA just recalled 8.7 million pounds of Rancho Feeding Corporation’s beef.
That’s a lot of beef. The meat apparently came from “diseased and unsound” cows, which begs the question: why was it distributed in the first place?
Rancho Feeding, a Northern California based company, has a history of ignoring required USDA meat tests. They were forced to recall over 40,000 pounds of beef just last month, The Huffington Post reported.
The USDA ordered the most recent massive recall because 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 tainted meat was sent to distribution centers, grocery stores and restaurants in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. As of now, no food borne illnesses have been reported, but the USDA asserted that eating the meat could result in “serious adverse health consequences or death.”
According to CNN, the recalled meat included, “beef carcasses and various parts such as heads, cheeks, lips, livers, feet and tongues in boxes of 20 pounds and bigger. Forty-pound boxes of veal bones and 60-pound boxes of veal trim are included as well.”
SOURCE: Peter Black
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