The Valentine’s Day recall last year of 8,742,700 pounds of beef — all production of the Rancho Feeding Corporation from Jan. 1, 2013 through Jan. 7, 2014 — immediately sparked protests from customers who used the Petaluma, CA, slaughterhouse to process their cattle. After all, they had nothing to do with the scheme to slip animals with diseased eyes past USDA inspectors. Those caught up in the recall complained to USDA and their members of Congress, but they did not get excluded from the recall because the breakdown in inspections during that period at “EST 527” was just too much.
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