PORTLAND – A large meat recall has expanded to include some products sold in Oregon and Washington, including some Portland and Vancouver shops.
Approximately 8,742,700 pounds of meat distributed by Rancho Feeding Corporation was processed from diseased and unsound animals, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
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Authorities said there's a good chance people could get sick from eating the bad meat, but so far, no one has.
The recalled meat had also been used in some Hot Pocket products. If you have any philly steak and cheese hot pockets or croissant sandwiches in your freezer, you can return them for a full refund. This includes two-count and 12-count boxes with purchase dates through 2014.
Rancho Feeding Corp. is based in Petaluma, Calif. The USDA notice said the suspect meat was sold to companies in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. But on Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture expanded the recall to include stores and processors in Oregon and Washington.
Here is a list of the recall products:
- "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"