Yauk’s Specialty Meats Recall

Submitted By: K2 News Desk, info@k2tv.com

Yauk’s Specialty Meats, a Windsor, Colo., establishment, is expanding its recall to include an undetermined amount of various meat and poultry products that were produced under insanitary conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products being recalled today are in addition to the approximately 90,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were recalled on Dec. 9, 2013 and carry different brand names.

Products subject to this recall and expansion 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.

Products subject to the recall expansion include various meat and/or poultry products from the following brands:

  • 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

The following products are subject to the recall announced on Dec. 9: 

  • “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 fresh and smoked pork products (brand name has been corrected in this expansion).
  • “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 products were sold at the wholesale and retail level in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

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. FSIS has suspended the assignment of inspectors at the establishment, and the investigation is ongoing.  It was discovered during the ongoing investigation that additional products should be removed from commerce.

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 at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.