California company recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat

By Laura Hundemer,

A Northern California company has recalled 8.7 million pounds of meat. The meat was recalled after it was processed from diseased animals that did not undergo a full federal inspection.

According to the Associated Press, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday that without the full inspection, the recalled products are unfit for human consumption.

So far no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled meat. At this point officials are unsure exactly which restaurants, stores and markets, if any, received the meat.

The meat was shipped from Rancho Feeding Corporation to distribution centers and stores in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. The recalled meat products included beef carcasses and various parts such as heads, cheeks, lips, livers, feet and tongue.

Last month the same company recalled 40,000 pounds of meat for also failing to be inspected properly all from Jan. 8.

CNN reported that the larger recall was for meat sold between January 2013 to January 2014 and packaged with "EST. 527" on the side.

 
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