USDA: Beef recall larger than suspected

PETALUMA, Calif (KRQE) – The USDA now believes a beef recall is much larger than first suspected.

The federal agency thinks tainted beef from a California-based meat producer may have reached 36 states and Guam.

It was thought the contaminated product had been contained to just six states.

Thousands of additional retailers including large grocery chains received those beef products from Rancho Feeding Corporation.

The company recalled more than eight million pounds of meat in mid-February because the beef may have come from diseased cattle. 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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