Colorado-based company recalls 90,000 pounds of beef and poultry products

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WASHINGTON -- A specialty meats company based in Windsor, Colo. recalled 90,000 pounds of meat and poultry products Monday that were produced under unsanitary conditions. The agriculture department's Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement.

The recall covers the following products from Yauk's Specialty meats sold in Colorado and surrounding states:

-- 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.


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