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Meat recall: USDA shuts down plant for unsanitary conditions and rodents

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A meat recall was expanded after the USDA closed down a Colorado plant that was unsanitary and was also observed to have rodent activity. No reports of illness have come in, but the deplorable conditions in the meat plant prompted the shut down and the recall of recently shipped meat that came out of the plant, according to the Christian Science Monitor on Dec 17.

The additional recalled meats can be identified by the establishment number “Est. 20309” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Products being recalled today include:

"Corner Post Meats" brand hams and bacon
"Old Style Sausage" brand smoked andouille sausage
"Old Style Sausage" brand smoked Kielbasa sausage.

These recalled products are in “retail-ready” packaging and they come in various sizes. The products in the recall were produced between the dates of April 1, 2013 and Dec. 5, 2013.

These products were sold in five states, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska and they can be identified by their four-digit Julian dates. That range is between 3091 and 3339.

The USDA Food Safety Unit has suspended the assignment of inspectors at the plant, which shut the plant down. They will be investigating further into the matter.

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