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Beef Recall: What to Know About the ‘Diseased and Unsound’ Meat

8.7 million pounds of meat affected by the beef recall


A beef recall of “diseased and unsound” meat has been issued by Rancho Feeding located in Petaluma, Calif.

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Here are a few things to keep in mind about the beef recall, as collected by CNN.

  • The beef recall affects around 8.7 million pounds of meat.
  • The processed beef didn’t undergo a federal inspection.
  • The beef affected by the recall was processed from January 1, 2013, through January 7, 2014.
  • Recalled beef has a case code number ending in three or four and includes “EST. 527” in the USDA mark of inspection.
  • Products affected by the beef recall include carcasses, tongues in boxes of 20 pounds or bigger, heads, cheeks, lips, feet, liver, forty-pound boxes of veal bones and 60-pound boxes of veal trim.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has given the beef recall a Class I rating. This means that the recall is considered a health hazard and that consumption of the product could result is serious illness or death.

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