The Rancho Beef Recall & You

By now you have probably heard the news about a voluntary recall of beef processed for human consumption at Rancho Feeding Corp. in Petaluma during the period January 2013 – January 2014. This recall is currently pending investigation by the USDA. Rancho is one of only two USDA certified slaughterhouses in Northern California that processes custom beef. Rancho has a solid reputation among the leading beef ranchers in the region. This small, locally owned & operated slaughterhouse harvests beef for all of the top quality (pastured/grass-finished) independent beef producers in Northern California including BN Ranch, Marin Sun Farms, Pastoral Plate/Stemple Creek, Tara Firma Farms – all of which supply their custom processed beef to SFRAW. Our vendors notified us this week that the recall has just been expanded to include “custom processed” beef. This includes all beef products custom produced for them during this period last year. Although we feel that there is no question as to the safety or integrity of our supplier’s beef products, to cooperate with the USDA recall request,

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