Raccoons are considered 'game animal' and under the California Health and Safety Code, it's legal as long as the source of the meat is approved.
There's an on ongoing investigation about where the raccoons came from and authorities are trying to figure out if the source meets legal requirements. Until more information is gathered, the raccoons have been pulled from super markets and won't be sold until county officials learn more.
According to Stephanie K. Baer, of The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, a licensed trapper in California can trap and sell raccoons, but the Metro Supermarket may have gotten raccoons from a Florida supplier. Whether out-of-state suppliers are legal is still under investigation.