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PETALUMA (CBSLA.com) — A Petaluma-based firm is recalling more than eight million pounds of beef, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Rancho Feeding Corporation is recalling 8,742,700 pounds of meat because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without full benefit of federal inspection, said the Food Safety and Inspection (FSIS) service.

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 and Texas.

FSIS said they have received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumers who have questions about the recall can contact the plant’s Quality Control manager, Scott Parks, at (707) 762-6651.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov.

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