California processor recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat due to lack of inspection
That quantity represents about one year's production for Rancho Feeding Corp.
A California meat processor has recalled 8.7 million pounds of meat because diseased and unhealthy animals were processed without a full federal inspection. FDA's Food Safety Inspection Service says the products, made by Rancho Feeding Corp., are unsafe for human consumption without a full inspection. The affected products include beef carcasses, oxtail, liver, cheeks, tripe, tongue and veal bones produced from January 1, 2013 to January 7, 2014. The products were shipped to retail stores and distribution centers in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. According to AP, no illnesses have been reported.
Update: The Los Angeles Times has reported Rancho Feeding Corp. has closed voluntarily. The report cites the plant's quality control manager as confirming the report.