More than 8.7 million pounds of meat is being recalled by a processor in Northern California.
Rancho Feeding Corportation, a company in Petaluma, released the recall because it processed diseased and unsound animals without a federal inspection, according to the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service.
The recall is a Class I, which means there is a reasonable probability that the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death. So far, no illnesses have been reported.
All the products were produced between Jan. 1 and 7, 2014. They’ve been shipped to distribution centers and stores in California, Florida , Illinois and Texas.
Rancho Feeding issued a smaller recall – more than 41,000 pounds of meat – last month.
The following products are part of the most recent recall:
A total of 8,742,700 pounds of meat is being recalled.
The beef carcasses and boxes have the establishment number “EST. 527” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and every box has a case code number ending in 3 or 4.
If you have questions about food safety, the FSIS recommends logging onto the agency’s virtual representative, askkaren.gov, 24 hours a day.
You can also call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854 from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.