More than 8.7 million pounds of meat have been recalled from a Northern California company because the plant “processed diseased and unsound animals,” federal officials announced Saturday.
“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 U.S. Department of Agriculture said in an online statement.
[sharequote align=”center”]”…unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food…”[/sharequote]
According to the agency, “The products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce.”
The recall affects both beef and seafood items that were shipped from Jan. 1, 2013 to Jan. 7, 2014. Items were sent to retail locations in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas, according to officials.
There have been “no reports of illness due to consumption of these products,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, adding that anyone concerned should seek medical attention.
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