DENVER (AP/CBS4) – A Windsor meat company has recalled some 90,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were produced under unsanitary conditions.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recalls Monday. Yauk’s Specialty Meats of Windsor, Colo., recalled:
— “Colorado 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.
— “John Long Farms” brand fresh and smoked pork products.
— “Horned Beef” brand jerky.
— “Mile High Hungarian Sausage” brand fresh and smoked bacon and sausage.
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 in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Company owner Wayne Yauk said nothing like this has happened before and he is concerned about his customers.
He says a recent USDA inspection turned up rodents in the production, storage and retail areas.
Almost immediately specialty markets, like Beaver’s in Fort Collins, that sell the Yauk products took them off the shelves.
The students at Johnson and Wales University often use the meats in their cooking labs.
Instructors have high praise for the company and the meat and are surprised by the news.
Inspectors say the meat could cause some serious health problems but so far no cases have been reported.
The following information about this recall was presented by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Wayne Yauk at 970-686-9080.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. “Ask 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.
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