Cattle graze on April 24, 2014 in Tomales, California.

The Rancho Feeding Corp. has been indicted for selling tainted beef that was condemned by USDA inspectors and processed from cows with eye cancer. The Petaluma slaughterhouse was shut down earlier this year amid an international recall of nearly 9 million pounds of processed beef. Now, three employees have been charged with 11 felony counts, including misleading USDA inspectors and processing and distributing condemned meat. What do these indictments mean for the beef industry and food safety in the Bay Area?

Mina Kim, reporter for KQED who has been following this story
Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University and author of books including "Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics"
James Cullor, professor and director of the UC Davis Dairy Food Safety Laboratory

  • Ben Rawner

    This is why the federal government should not be in charge of everything from top to bottom. If CA was doing the inspections and the workers were held responsible locally this story would be very different.

  • dogfather1951

    Cameras will go into slaughterhouses over the rotting corpses of Big Food’s well-fed lobbyists — you know, the folks whose only support for labeling is to call animal welfare advocates “terrorists,” and who have been striving mightily to get Ag Gag laws passed to keep consumers in the dark. They would prefer that you not think about your food at all, or to at least to believe that burger grows in shrinkwrap.

    That alone makes cameras in slaughterhouses a verry good idea.

  • ES Trader

    Veganism !!!

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