September 29, 2023

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. In 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 … [Read more...]

Rancho Feeding Corporation Beef Sold in 35 States and Guam

The USDA released another retail distribution list for the Rancho Feeding Corporation beef that was recalled because it was considered adulterated. Now 35 states and Guam are on the list, which is 220 pages long. The list of recalled products is at the USDA web site. The stores and chains that may have carried the beef with nationwide, state-wide, or area-wide distribution include 7-Eleven, Albertson's, Big Saver Foods, BP, Buy for Less, Chevron, Circle K, Citgo, Conoco, Country Mart, Country Market, Cub Foods, El Rancho, Exxon, Family Dollar, Fiesta Mart, Festival Foods, Food 4 Less, Food Giant, Food Rite, Food Source, Fred Meyer, Fresh Market, HEB, IGA, K-Mart, Kwik Trip, Lowe's, Market Place, Mobil, Pavilions, Piggly Wiggly, Price Chopper, Publix, Ralphs, Rite Aide, Safeway, … [Read more...]

New Rancho Feeding Corporation Recall Retail List

The USDA has just released another retail list of the stores that may have sold recalled Rancho Feeding Corporation beef products. The products were recalled because they may have been produced from diseased and unsound animals, and were made without the benefit of federal inspection. The recall is for more than 8 million pounds of beef products. Secondary recalls have included Nestle Hot Pockets, frozen hamburgers, and beef jerky. The products were sold in thousands of stores across the country. Some of the stores with  nationwide, state-wide, and area-wide include 7-Eleven, Albertson's, Circle K, Country Mart, El Super, Family Dollar, Food 4 Less, Food City, Fred Meyer, Fry's Marketplace, HEB, K-Mart, Kroger, Lowe's, Price Chopper, Quick Mart, Ralphs, Safeway, Vons, Walgreens, Winco, … [Read more...]

Amid Criminal Allegations, Rancho Owner Speaks Out For Ranchers

Jesse Amaral, the owner of  Rancho Feeding Corp., a Petaluma, Calif. slaughterhouse under criminal investigation for processing diseased cows, says none of the cattle from local custom ranches were diseased. Rancho allegedly slaughtered dairy cows with eye cancer and sold the meat, according to a report published in the San Francisco Chronicle. Unnamed sources in the story said Rancho removed the heads of the cows before slaughter to prevent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors from detecting the disease. Rancho, which recalled 8.7 million pounds of beef on February 8, has voluntarily closed while it is being investigated. The closure and criminal investigation of Rancho, the only beef processing plant in the Bay Area, has had an impact on local ranchers and retailers … [Read more...]

More Rancho Beef Products Recalled for Adulteration

More products have joined the recall of Rancho Feeding Corporation products. That facility processed "diseased and unsound animals" without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the USDA. These products may have been made from meat processed at the Rancho Feeding Corporation facility. The recalled products are Farmer John Jumbo Meat Wieners in 16 ounce packages, and Farmer John Jumbo Beef Franks in 16 ounce packages. They were sold at the Kroger stores Ralphs, Food4Less, and FoodsCo. At Winco, only the Farmer John Beef Franks sold there are recalled; they have a UPC number of 50500-00051 and best by date of 4/8/14 only. Winco has also announced that Tillamook Country Smoker jerky products have been recalled. They are "Beef Formed Jerky" packaged 12 per case, in 11 ounce … [Read more...]

New Update for Stores Selling Recalled Rancho Feeding Beef

A new update for stores that may have sold Rancho Feeding Corporation beef products because they were made from diseased and unsound animals has been issued by the USDA. A complete list of the recalled items can be found at the USDA site. While the recall is considered nationwide, the states on the list include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, and Wyoming. The stores that have nationwide, state wide, or area wide distribution now stands at 23. The stores added to the list include Circle K stores in California, Pavilions in California, Safeway in Arizona, California, and … [Read more...]

Still More Retail Locations for Recalled Rancho Feeding Beef

The USDA has issued more retail locations for stores, food shelves, churches, and other locations that may have received the recalled Rancho Feeding Corporation beef. The new list is 68 pages long, with more than 1600 stores. The list is arranged alphabetically by state, then alphabetically by city. The large nationwide, state-wide, or area-wide chains that sold the beef include Associated Fresh Markets in Utah, Bel Air in California, Food 4 Less in California, Illinois, Indiana, and Nevada, Foodsco in California, Fred Meyer in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state, Fry's Food and Drug in Arizona, Fry's Marketplace in Arizona, and Jay C in Indiana. Other stores include Kroger in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, … [Read more...]

Rancho Feeding Corporation Beef Recall Goes Nationwide

The recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef processed by Rancho Feeding Corporation now covers the entire nation, according to the USDA. The firm processed beef from diseased and unsound animals and did it without any federal inspection. The products are considered adulterated because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human consumption and must be removed from commerce. The products have, unfortunately, been made into other products. Nestles recalled some of their Hot Pockets today and beef jerky in Canada has been recalled. FSIS says that the recalled product was shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments nationwide. The updated retail list is now at more than 1,000 locations. Retail establishments may issue their own recalls. Walmart and Kroger have … [Read more...]

In Canada, Beef Jerky Made from Rancho Feeding Products Recalled

In Canada, Tillamook Country Smoker beef jerky products by Crown Star Food Distributors and Wallace & Carey are being recalled because they were made from Rancho Feeding Corporation products. Rancho processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without federal inspection. The products are considered adulterated and unsound and unfit for human consumption. The recalled products include Tillamook Country Smoker Teriyaki Beef Jerky in 75 count (various weights) size. The UPC number is 0 51943 25080 9 and the codes on the products are 12053 and 22053. Also recalled are Tillamook Country Smoker Loonies Beef Jerky in 80 count (various weight) size. The UPC number is 0 51943 47941 5 and the codes on the product are 11443, 21443, 11573, and 21573. No illnesses have … [Read more...]

More Retail Locations for Recalled Rancho Feeding Beef Released

The USDA has issued a huge list of more retail locations, food shelves, and other facilities that may have sold or carried the Rancho Feeding Corporation beef that was recalled for being unwholesome. The beef was processed from diseased and unsound animals without the benefit of federal inspection. You can see the long list at the USDA web site; look at it carefully. There are 975 facilities listed in California, two in Alabama, 9 in Florida, 3 in Mississippi, 1 in New Mexico, 2 in Oregon, and 4 in Washington state. Some of the large retailers listed include Walmart, Kroger, T&C Food Mart, Kwik Mart, Circle K, G&G, and Stop N' Save. Other locations include food banks and churches. If you purchased any of the recalled products, which include oxtail, tripe, liver, feet, veal … [Read more...]

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