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Special Coverage: Rancho Feeding Recall and Prosecution
Final defendant pleads guilty in Petaluma slaughterhouse scandal
Wednesday's guilty plea by the owner of the now-defunct Petaluma slaughterhouse slams the door on the prospect of trial testimony in the tainted-meat case that could have exposed mistakes by USDA inspectors.
Former Rancho Feeding owner to face trial in July
Jury selection is set for July 16 for Babe Amaral, 76, owner of the former Rancho Feeding plant, the subject of a massive recall earlier this year.
2nd guilty plea in Rancho Feeding slaughterhouse scandal
A worker at the former Rancho Feeding slaughterhouse in Petaluma has become the second defendant to plead guilty to distributing tainted meat.
Rancho Feeding trouble trailed USDA cuts
A decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cut the number of food safety inspectors at the Rancho Feeding Corp. slaughterhouse in Petaluma is coming under new scrutiny this week.
USDA takes heat over staffing decisions
Critics contend that U.S. Department of Agriculture staffing decisions and a shortage of inspectors have resulted in more food safety recalls because meat failed to receive a full inspection.
4 indicted in Rancho Feeding scandal
Prosecutors: Petaluma facility swapped cow heads to get away with processing condemned meat.
Petaluma slaughterhouse investigation questioned
Two North Bay congressmen are calling on the USDA for answers as to why Rancho Feeding Corporation is still being investigated after 6 months.
Marin Sun Farms gets final OK to reopen Petaluma slaughterhouse
Marin Sun Farms plans to reopen the shuttered facility on April 7.
Congressmen call for more funding for Rancho recall inquiry
Two North Coast representatives want to allot an additional $1 million to investigate food safety breaches.
Animal rights activists target Petaluma slaughterhouse (w/video)
Animal rights activists demonstrated Monday outside the former Rancho Feeding slaughterhouse in Petaluma.
New era begins at Petaluma slaughterhouse (w/video)
Aspiration was in the air Friday at the former Rancho Feeding Corporation.
Feds ban all Rancho Feeding meat from being sold
The federal government's decision is tying up hundreds of thousands of dollars in beef for North Bay ranchers.
Letter: Rancho Feeding beef used in fast food hamburgers
A letter sent by the manager at the Petaluma slaughterhouse said Jack in the Box was a big customer. Other fast food chains were likely affected.
Krave Jerky product added to Rancho Feeding recall list
Krave Jerky is the latest food to be recalled in connection with the Petaluma plant.
New slaughterhouse owner envisions different approach
Marin rancher seeks to tie together food chain that includes local ranches, butcher shops.
Slaughterhouse woes go beyond just cancerous cattle
Federal officials say 'level of deception' by Rancho operators required massive recall.
Experts: Beef from cattle with eye cancer poses no safety risk
Rancho slaughterhouse suspected of processing diseased cows without proper inspection.
Number of businesses hit by Rancho Feeding recall triples
List of retailers affected by Petaluma slaughterhouse recall is now at more than 6,000.
Source: Investigators think Rancho Feeding sold beef from cows with cancer
The Rancho Feeding probe is examining allegations the plant killed cows with cancer.
Rancho Feeding meat recall casts spotlight on inspection system
The federal government has erected an elaborate food inspection system to ensure that animals on the way to slaughter are treated humanely and their meat is safe to eat.
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