By ROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times
Several local and area stores are on a list that may have received beef from a California company, which last week recalled nearly 9 million pounds of meat across the U.S.
Oklahoma City TV station KFOR-TV reported the Rancho Feeding Corporation recalled the beef because it processed “diseased and unsound animals” and carried out these activities without the full benefit of federal inspection.
The original recall was issued in February, but last week, the USDA expanded the list to include stores in Oklahoma that may have received the contaminated products.
In its report, USDA wrote, “This list may not include all retail locations that have received the recalled product or may include retail locations that did not actually receive the recalled product.”
It stated the importance of reviewing the list of products included in the recall.
The following Rancho Feeding Corporation products are subject to recall:
• “Beef Carcasses” (wholesale and custom sales only)
• 2 per box “Beef (Market) Heads” (retail only)
• 4-gallons per box “Beef Blood” (wholesale only)
• 20-lb. boxes of “Beef Oxtail”
• 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Cheeks”
• 30-lb. boxes of “ Beef Lips”
• 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Omasum”
• 30-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripas”
• 30-lb. boxes of “Mountain Oysters”
• 30-lb. boxes of “Sweet Breads”
• 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Liver”
• 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripe”
• 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tongue”
• 30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Veal Cuts”
• 40-lb. boxes of “Veal Bones”
• 50-lb. boxes of “Beef Feet”
• 50-lb. boxes of “Beef Hearts”
• 60-lb. boxes of “Veal Trim”
Beef carcasses and boxes bear the establishment number “EST. 527” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each box bears the case code number ending in “3” or “4.” The products were produced Jan. 1, 2013 through Jan. 7, 2014 and shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois, Oregon, Texas and Washington.
The USDA has classified this as a class 1 recall, and KFOR said 262 Oklahoma stores have received the product. A class 1 recall is described as a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
So far, KFOR said there have been no reports of illness due to the consumption of these products.
Local, area stores that may have received recalled beef products
Moore’s Food Pride – Elkhart
White’s Foodliner – Hugoton
Satanta Grocery – Satanta
U Pump It – Sublette
Dart-In – Ulysses
Prairie Stop – Ulysses
Food Pride – Boise City
Dizzy B’s Corner Mart – Guymon
Carter’s Market Place – Guymon
Mills’ Ideal Foods – Hooker
Texhoma Grocery – Texhoma