A recall of meat products harvested from diseased animals has been expanded to include locations in Oregon and Washington. Rancho Feeding Corps. of Petaluma, California recalled nine million pounds of meat products just over a week ago after it was disclosed they had harvested meat from sick animals between January, 2013 and the 7th of last month.
The USDA now says the California company’s clients include Gartner’s Country Meat Market of NE Portland, Butcher Boys of Vancouver, a Shell gas station on 162nd and Cascade Park Drive, Brush Prairie General Store, Long’s Meat Market in Eugene, and Han’s German Sausage and Deli in Seattle, WA. Calls from KXL News to Gartner’s and Butcher Boys had not been returned as of the time of this writing.
The full list of states involved in the recall are: Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington state.
The recall of a year’s worth of production includes:
“Beef Carcasses” (wholesale and custom sales only)
2 per box “Beef (Market) Heads” (retail only)
4-gallons per box “Beef Blood” (wholesale only)
20-lb. boxes of “Beef Oxtail”
30-lb. boxes of “Beef Cheeks”
30-lb. boxes of ” Beef Lips”
30-lb. boxes of “Beef Omasum”
30-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripas”
30-lb. boxes of “Mountain Oysters”
30-lb. boxes of “Sweet Breads”
30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Liver”
30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripe”
30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tongue”
30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Veal Cuts”
40-lb. boxes of “Veal Bones”
50-lb. boxes of “Beef Feet”
50-lb. boxes of “Beef Hearts”
60-lb. boxes of “Veal Trim”
Beef carcasses and boxes bear the establishment number “EST. 527″ inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each box bears the case code number ending in “3” or “4.”
The USDA says it is investigating how the shipments escaped inspectors. Rancho Feeding Corps.’ plant has been shut down during the investigation.