Windsor-based meat company expands recall

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WINDSOR, Colo. — A specialty meats company based in Windsor, Colo. recalled 90,000 pounds of meat and poultry products Monday that were produced under unsanitary conditions. On Friday, the company expanded that recall.

The agriculture department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement.

The recall has now been expanded to cover the products that may 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.

The following product brands from Yauk’s Specialty meats sold in Colorado and other states were added to the recall on Friday:

  • Four Sisters Farm
  • Open A Bar 2
  • Heart Rock Bison
  • High Point Bison
  • Luc’s Pizza
  • Mountain States Poultry & Meats
  • 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 product brands were mentioned in the first recall issued on Monday and remain in the recall as of Friday:

  • Colorado Best Beef brand 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 smoked bacon and sausage

These products were sold at wholesale and retail outlets in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

“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,” an FSIS statement says. “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.”

“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,” the statement says.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Wayne Yauk at 970-686-9080.

There have been no reports of illness. The investigation continues.