Local Businesses Affected By Massive Beef Recall

By Kelly James | kjames@kamr.com, Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 03/07 2014 04:30PM

Updated 03/07 2014 09:48PM

UPDATE 5:14 P.M. -- United Supermarkets says that they are not involved in the raw beef recall.

“We have never purchased any products from Rancho Feeding Corporation,” said Scott Nettles, senior director of perishables for United Supermarkets, LLC. “Our guests have no need to worry about any raw beef product purchased at any of our stores,” Nettles added.

The Rancho Feeding recall earlier resulted in a voluntary recall by Nestle of its Philly Steak and Cheese flavored Hot Pockets after it discovered a supplier had bought meat from Rancho Feeding. United stores immediately removed all those Hot Pockets products from its shelves on February. 17 without incident.

AMARILLO -- A massive beef recall makes it to the high plains.

The USDA is recalling tainted beef from dozens of retailers in 18-area communities.

The beef came from California-based Rancho Feeding Corporation.

They originally recalled nearly 9-million pounds of suspect beef last month and thought it was contained to six states.

The recall now affects 36-states.

Most of the high plains retailers affected by this recall did not receive raw beef, but instead likely involve Hot Pockets.  Particularly the Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets.

The Nestle corporation, which makes Hot Pockets, allegedly used small amounts of beef in that product from the Rancho Feeding Corp.

But, those were all pulled from the shelves weeks ago.

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