After beginning a food-safety assessment at the plant on Dec. 5, FSIS discovered product was being produced under insanitary conditions, including rodent activity in the production, storage and retail areas of the property. As a result, FSIS has suspended the assignment of inspectors at the establishment, and the investigation is ongoing. The agency and the processor have received no reports of illness due to consuming these products.
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.
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. Suspect products were produced between April 1 and Dec. 5, 2013 and can be identified by four-digit Julian dates ranging between 3091 and 3339. These items were sold at the wholesale and retail level in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.