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Calif. Company Recalling 8.7 Million Pounds Of Meat

A slaughterhouse in Petaluma, Calif. has recalled meat that went \"without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.\"
Posted at 5:42 PM, Feb 09, 2014

A California company is recalling a year's worth of meat after its cattle reportedly didn't undergo a proper inspection.

KPIX reports a slaughterhouse in Petaluma, Calif. has recalled 8.7 million pounds of meat it processed from Jan. 1, 2013 to January 7 of this year because some of its meat might have come from sick cattle.

According to the USDA, the meat from some "diseased and unsound" animals from the Rancho Feeding Center was shipped to distribution centers and stores in states like Texas, Illinois, Florida and California "without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection."

The USDA has classified the recall as a high health risk, but so far CNN reports there have been no illnesses tied to the recalled meat. CNN adds it's not clear if the meat went to any restaurants or grocery stores.

In mid-January, the slaughterhouse had a similar but much smaller recall. KRON reports more than 41,000 pounds of meat was recalled because the meat didn't get a full inspection before being shipped out.

All that meat was produced Jan. 8 — just one day after the span of the much larger recall.​ Some of the recalled products include veal cuts, oxtail and even beef carcasses.