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The Pulitzer Prize-winning Point Reyes Light is a historic weekly newspaper covering coastal Marin County with a focus agriculture, environment, and Latino and immigrant issues, and culture. Read us at ptreyeslight.com.

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(This article written by Christopher Peak was published May 8, 2014, in the Point Reyes Light. Peak also took the photos.) Newly disclosed documents about Rancho Feeding Corporation, the Petaluma slaughterhouse that closed down operations after a sweeping recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef, reveal a cozy relationship between the plant management and the highest-ranking Food Safety and Inspection Service employee assigned to the plant. One inspector loudly called attention to a litany…
Editor’s note: This article written by Christopher Peak originally appeared in the Point Reyes Light. Food Safety News does not endorse any individual food producer on cleanliness or safety. We also do not consider antibiotics or growth hormones to be a determining factor in the ultimate safety of a food product. Regardless, we feel the article provides a worthwhile perspective. If there is one steak you can trust in a marketplace dominated by factory farming,…
This article was written by Christopher Peak, a Marin Media Institute Research Fellow for the Point Reyes Light. After nearly a century in business, the Bay Area’s last major slaughterhouse facility has once again closed its doors, for the second time in less than a month. Following a massive recall of about 8.7 million pounds of beef and the launch of an investigation into potential criminal charges, Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, CA, has…