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Colorado firm recalls meat and poultry products

A recall for red meat and poultry was announced after it was discovered the products were produced under unsanitary conditions.
Dec. 17, 2013 at 12:12 AM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Yauk's Specialty Meats of Windsor, Colo., is expanding a previous recall to include an additional product that was produced under unsanitary conditions.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said the products being recalled are in addition to the various meat and poultry produced recalled Dec. 9-12.

The products subject to today's expansion of the recall can be identified by the establishment number "Est. 20309" inside the USDA mark of inspection and include:

-- "Corner Post Meats" brand hams and bacon.

-- "Old Style Sausage" brand Smoked Andouille Sausage.

-- "Old Style Sausage" brand Smoked Kielbasa Sausage.

Products previously included in the recall expansion on Dec. 12, 3013, can be identified by the following brand names and bear the establishment number "Est. 20309" or "P-20309" inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. Products that do not bear the establishment number "Est. 20309" or "P-20309" inside the USDA Mark of Inspection would not be included in this recall.

Brands affected by the Dec. 12 recall expansion include:

-- Four Sisters Farm.

-- Heart Rock Bison.

-- High Point Bison.

-- Luc's Pizza.

-- Mountain States Poultry & Meats.

-- Open A Bar 2.

-- Rocky Plains Quality Meats.

-- Schmidt's Bakery & Deli.

-- Wag's Livestock.

-- Wayne's Specialty Meats.

-- Windsor Dairy.

-- Wyoming Pure Beef.

-- Yauk's Specialty Meats.

The following products are subject to the recall announced Dec. 9:

-- "Colorado's Best Beef" brand various fresh, smoked and shelf-stable meat products.

-- "James Ranch" brand jerky and summer sausage.

-- "Rocky Plains Meats" brand hams, bacon, raw and smoked sausage, jerky and raw poultry.

-- "Long Family Farms" brand smoked pork products (product description has been corrected in this expansion).

-- "Horned Beef" brand jerky.

-- "Mile High Hungarian Sausage" brand fresh and smoked bacon and sausage.

All products being recalled are packaged in retail-ready packaging of various sizes. Each package bears the establishment number "Est. 20309" or "P-20309" inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The products were produced between April 1, 2013, and Dec. 5, 2013 and can be identified by four-digit dates ranging between 3091 and 3339. The products were sold at the wholesale and retail level in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Federal officials began a food safety assessment at the plant on Dec. 5, 2013, and discovered that product was being produced under insanitary conditions, including rodent activity in the production, storage and retail areas of the property.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service suspended the assignment of inspectors at the establishment, and the establishment currently is not operating. To date, the FSIS and the establishment received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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