The San Franciso Chronicle is reporting that 10,410 pounds of recalled beef from a Washington State slaughterhouse made it to 9 California counties. The meat was recalled because the slaughterhouse had beef from a cow infected with Mad Cow disease.
California Department of Health Services officials informed Santa Clara and Alameda counties that a market and 11 restaurants received soup bones from the recalled lot. But, USDA rules prevent the officials from disclosing the names of these places.
The USDA says the recalled meat is safe. Matthew Baun, a USDA spokesman, says consumers have to ask stores, markets and restaurants to see if they are purchasing recalled products. These places have been informed by the USDA which tracked shipments.