KUSA - USDA inspectors found rodents at a specialty meat and poultry business in Windsor. The organization has recalled 90,000 pounds of meat as a result.
Yauk's Specialty Meats produces several types of meats, including ham, bacon, sausage and jerky.
The products were sold, both wholesale and retail, to stores in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Inspectors say rodents were found in the production, storage and retail areas of the property.
The following products are being 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
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 Julian dates ranging between 3091 and 3339.
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service began a food safety assessment at the plant on Dec. 5, 2013.
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. www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
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. Eastern time.
The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline is 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). It is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST) 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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