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USDA Recalls Beef Unfit For Human Consumption

Nearly 9 million pounds of beef have been recalled after the USDA discovered diseased animals were processed without proper oversight.

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The recalled beef products are "adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce," FSIS reports.

Nearly nine million pounds of beef have been recalled after the Food Safety and Inspection Services have deemed it unfit for human consumption.

Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, California, processed diseased animals and did not submit to proper inspections. The meat was then sent to distribution centers in  California, Florida, Illinois and Texas.

The recall includes 18 categories of beef parts processed between Jan. 1 and Jan. 7. The meat in question bears the USDA label “EST. 527.”

Though no reports of illness have been submitted in conjunction with the recall, FSIS believes that consumption of the beef could result in “serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

For a complete list of recalled beef products, see the USDA’s news release.

Read More:

  • CA Firm Recalls Nearly 9 Million Pounds of Beef Deemed ‘Unfit for Human Food’ (Food Safety News)
  • U.S. company recalls 8.7 million lbs of beef parts (Chicago Tribune)
  • Recall of nearly 9 million pounds of meat not fully inspected (CNN)
Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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