Colorado Firm Recalls Meat And Poultry Products That Were Produced Under Insanitary Conditions
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 Yauk's Specialty Meats, a Windsor, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 90,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced under insanitary conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following products are subject to recall:
- iColorado Best Beef” brand various fresh, smoked and shelf-stable meat products.
- iJames Ranch” brand jerky and summer sausage.
- iRocky Plains Meats” brand hams, bacon, raw and smoked sausage, jerky and raw poultry.
- iJohn Long Farms” brand fresh and smoked pork products.
- iHorned Beef” brand jerky.
- iMile 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 iEst. 20309” or iP-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 Julian dates ranging between 3091 and 3339. The products were sold at the wholesale and retail level in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
FSIS 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. FSIS has suspended the assignment of inspectors at the establishment, and the investigation is ongoing. FSIS and the establishment have received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website atwww.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with food safety questions can iAsk Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. iAsk Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.