March 21, 2018

USDA FSIS Explains Rancho Recall, Kind Of

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) has decided it won’t be adding more names to the 210 page list of retailers involved in the Rancho Feeding Corp beef recall. And it’s issued an explanation of the recall, kind of.

Beef CarcassIn an announcement today, the agency said  it has completed all recall checks and determined that the recall has been effective and that no more additions will be made to the retail distribution list. However, because of high interest in the recall, for the time being, the recall information will remain in the “active” section of the agency’s recall website rather than being moved to the archived section.

The recall included all meat processed at Rancho, the only slaughterhouse in the Bay Area, during 2013. FSIS said some meat was not processed with the inspection, but not meat that was processed during normal operations. “Any meat product that is processed without the full benefit of inspection is considered unwholesome and unfit for human consumption. Therefore, FSIS requested, and the establishment agreed to conduct a Class I recall of all products, including whole carcasses, produced from Jan. 1, 2013 through Jan. 7, 2014,” according to the statement. “At this time, USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is conducting an investigation into activities at the facility. FSIS is partnering with OIG on the investigation and is unable to comment further while the investigation is ongoing.”

There have been  no reports of illness in association with the recall.



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