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New Details Revealed In Scandal Surrounding Massive Meat Recall – 5 May 2014

RT logoNew details have emerged concerning a northern California slaughterhouse scandal that earlier this year prompted the United States Department of Agriculture to recall roughly 9 million pounds of meat.

Petaluma, CA’s Rancho Feeding Corporation made headlines back in February after the USDA began to recall around 8.7 million pounds of tainted beef carcasses, oxtail, liver, cheeks, tripe, tongue, veal bones and other exports that were shipped from the California slaughterhouse between January 1, 2013 and the second week of this year.

After investigating the goods, the USDA eventually blamed Rancho for shipping meat that was “unfit for human food,” later linked to have come from cancerous cows that were chopped and sold for beef with seemingly zero regard from Rancho’s staff. Earlier this month, documents obtained by CNN lead the news network to believe that Rancho was buying diseased dairy cows and simply processing them at times when government inspectors weren’t on site.

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