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Indictments in Petaluma case of contaminated beef

by Henry K. Lee, San Francisco Chronicle

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A federal grand jury charged officials at a slaughterhouse linked to a massive recall with selling sick cows. Rancho Feeding Corp. stopped operating the slaughterhouse after a recall of a year’s worth of meat – 8.7 million pounds – that had been processed from diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection. Between 2013 and 2014, the plant processed and distributed meat from 101 condemned cattle and 79 cows that had been infected with eye cancer, the indictment said. The animals’ heads were chopped off so inspectors couldn’t detect the disease. Read More ›