Meat recall bigger than first reported

PETALUMA, Calif. (KRQE) — The beef recall announced earlier this week is much more widespread than first reported.

All the beef originated at the Rancho Feeding Corp. in Petaluma, Calif., and was not properly inspected.

Health officials say that beef was used in a number of products and brands, from Great Value and Kroger to Hot Pockets and El Monterey Taquitos.

Walmart, Kroger, Nestle and Food 4 Less have all issued their own recalls after finding a number of products affected, but they’re still researching more products.

Kroger is contacting customers individually if the products were purchased using their loyalty card, but there is no way for most other grocers to know which customers purchased the products.

The following products have been recalled:

  • The Wal-Mart recall includes Fatburger with UPC number 7874203525, best by date of 07/08/2014, and Establishment number 1899(A).
  • The Great Value 85/15 frozen hamburger patties in 3-pound bags have the UPC number 7874207495, best by date of 10/07/2014 and prior, and establishment number 1899(A).
  • Great Value 80/20 frozen hamburger patties are also recalled, in 3-pound bags. The UPC number is 7874207492 and best by date is 08/15/2014.
  • The Smith’s recall is for Kroger ground beef patties in a 5-pound family pack, 80 percent lean and 73 percent lean.
  • The Kroger Ground Beef Mini Sliders are 85 percent lean and come in a 2.5-pound package.
  • El Monterey Steak and Cheese Flour Taquito, 24 oz. and beef corn taquito, 24 oz.
  • The meat recall affects Kroger stores located in Georgia, South Carolina, Auburn, Alabama;, Greater Cincinnati (including Northern Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio plus South Eastern Indiana);, Central and Northwest Ohio; Northwestern Virginia panhandle;, Michigan;, Indiana (except SE Indiana, -Evansville-); Illinois; Eastern Missouri;, Greater Memphis area, Tennessee; Arkansas; Mississippi; Western Kentucky;, Greater Louisville area (including Indiana) and Lexington, Kentucky;, , Texas and Louisiana;, Jay C, Dillon, KingSoopers, Frys, FredMeyer, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, QFC, and Smiths.
  •  Reason: Ingredients in the product may have been manufactured under unsanitary conditions and without the benefit of full federal inspection.
  •  Recalled on: February-19-2014
  •  Nestle voluntarily recalled two of its Hot Pocket products as part of a larger meat recall.
  •  The food company recalled its “Philly Steak and Cheese” and “Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese” Hot Pockets in specific sizes, according to a company press release Tuesday. Nestle did not return calls for comment.
  •  These products may have been affected by a recall by Rancho Feeding Corp. last week of 8.7 million pounds of beef product. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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