USDA investigating massive beef recall

February 12, 2014 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s inspector general has opened an investigation into the Northern California business behind a massive recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef products, raising the possibility of criminal wrongdoing by the company.

Rancho Feeding Corp. of Petaluma on Saturday announced a recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef products processed at its plant over the last year and sold in California and three other states. Federal regulators said that the plant “processed diseased and unsound animals” without a full federal inspection. As a result, the agency said, the “products are … unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce.”

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