pounds of meat, approximately a whole year’s supply, was recalled by Rancho
Feeding Corporation back in February since it had not been fully inspected. The
meat was still shipped to other places for processing into smaller cuts and was
sold, some of it ending up in processed products.
The FSIS (Food Safety Inspection Service that
is under the US Department of Agriculture) tracked the recalled meat since they
had been sold for processed food. They ended up with a very long list of more
than 5800 retailers in Washington, D.C, Puerto Rico, Guam and 45 other states
on March 8.
Stores that have
nationwide, statewide and area-wide distribution also fell on the list. These
included Piggly-Wiggly, Albertsons, Walgreens, 7-11, Kroger, Family Dollar and
different gas stations. Stores with nationwide distribution were found to be
Target and Shell.
The agency has
put up a list of specific retailers that received the product on their website.
Anyone who purchased meat products from these retailers should go back and
confirm whether it was indeed part of the recalled batch so as to avoid
consuming uninspected meat.
The retailers on
the list will of course have to remove from their shelves and freezers all the
items that could fall under that batch of uninspected meat. They are not to be
sold to any consumers since doing so may lead to illness among the consumers.
Meat that is not fully inspected could be contaminated with different bacteria that
could cause illness.
The agency also
put up an update to inform all consumers what is happening. It explains that
inspection personnel were indeed present at the site as normal operations went
on. The company has time and again been evading inspection requirements over a
long time, the FSIS said but no further information could be disclosed since
the matter was under investigation by the USDA Office of the Inspector General.
The good news is
that no one has reported falling sick due to consumption of the recalled
products. The FSIS had completed all their checks and established that the
activities relating to the recall were indeed effective as of March 20, 2014.
No more changes
will be made to the list of retailers and distributors but it shall remain on
the FSIS recall website on the active part of it. This is to ensure that the
information is accessed by as many people as possible.
About Adamant Valves.
Founded in 2002, Adamant Valves, as a global sanitary valves
manufacturer and valves supplier, has grown to become one of the leading valves
manufacturers for high precision stainless , sanitary butterfly valves, pumps and pipe fittings.
Adamant Valves uses advanced numerical control machine tools, processing and
testing facilities to ensure that our products will meet your expectations for
reliable performance and quality.