LeftCoast GrassFeed is recalling its beef products and offering customers a full refund on qualifying products as result of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) investigation of Rancho Feeding Corporation.
Last summer and fall, LeftCoast contracted Rancho Feeding to process grassfed cattle for beef products to be sold in farmers markets and directly from the company’s website.
On Feb. 8, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a notice of recall for nearly 9 million lbs. of beef processed at Rancho Feeding from Jan. 1 2013 through Jan. 1 2014.
The recall notice was updated last Friday to add Oregon and Washington to the list of states-California, Florida, Illinois and Texas-the recalled beef was distributed.
As safety measure and in cooperation with the FSIS, LeftCoast is issuing a recall all beef processed in 2013.
As stated on the company’s website, “While we and our fellow small producers affected by the recall do not know the details of the USDA investigation, we are working hard to learn more, and are looking to the USDA for their leadership in this crisis to minimize the damage and find the most constructive path forward.”
The recall notice can be located on the USDA website.