Food Recall Due to Insanitary Conditions Expanded by Meat Producer
Yauk’s Specialty Meats, a meat producer based in Windsor, Colorado, issued a food recall on Monday, December 9th, for 90,000 lbs of meat products produced in “insanitary conditions” according to the USDA. Now, the meat producer has expanded its food recall to include new items.
The new products under the food recall are:
- “Corner Post Meats” brand hams and bacon.
- “Old Style Sausage” brand Smoked Andouille Sausage.
- “Old Style Sausage” brand Smoked Kielbasa Sausage.
Original items under the food recall are:
- 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.
- “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 under the food recall are in retail-ready packaging of various sizes, and were produced between April 1 and December 5 of this year. The products were sold in Utah, Nebraska, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) began an inspection of the Colorado plant on December 5th, and reported that the products were being produced in unsanitary conditions, including rodent activity in the production, storage, and retail areas of the property. The food recall investigation is ongoing, according to the FSIS.
Although the food recall has been expanded, there have been no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.
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