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Beef Recall

Anyone get the whole story on the one year recall of Beef in Rancho California for lack of inspection? Probably inadequate downer program? Or?
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Re: Beef Recall

I read the story last week.  There was no known problem with the beef other than lack of proper inspection.  ??????  Something does not add up. 

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Re: Beef Recall

I would not speculate. It should be no big problem to google the story, and see the exact reason for a recall.

"Just a lack of proper inspection" would be a good-enough reason to me.
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Re: Beef Recall

I'm not so quick to throw plant under the bus. Lack of inspection could mean lots of things. 9 CFR 300-500. Lots of little direct marketing farms got caught up in this one. It was the only USDA slaughter plant left in the area that would do anything for farmers. It's also caused a huge trickle down in live animal inspection at plants that do any cull cows. Usda food safety inspection service's own policy is their actions are supposed to be clear and never show impropriety. They are awful hush hush on this one. They won't say what plant did. It stinks of ruining options in the California marketplace. I think the big packers and animal rights are behind it.
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Re: Beef Recall

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/02/beef-producer-announces-own-recall-in-connection-to-rancho-fee...

 

Kay,  it looks like the beef producer announced their own recall.  A far more complete story than the one I read last week.  As a vegetable grower, part of the new food regs, is a recall plan.  We will be required to do a "mock re-call" once a year.  A re-call plan is there if we need it and we hope we never will.

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http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/north_bay&id=9433384

 

"The USDA said the facility processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection. The agency said without a full inspection, the recalled products were unfit for human consumption. They include beef carcasses, oxtail, liver, cheeks, tripe, tongue and veal bones."

 

 

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive...

 

"FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider."

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Re: Beef Recall

WCMO, that could mean anything from slaughtering after hours without an inspector, diverting condemned back into food supply, sending downer animals through without usda vet oversight or it could be as simple as missing pen cards.
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