UW Recalls Meat as Precaution
June 23, 2008
The University of Wyoming Meat Laboratory, in cooperation with Consumer Health Services of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, is recalling some of its ready-to-eat hams and summer sausage.
During a routine inspection, it was found that the university’s records cannot confirm that these products were cooked to the proper time/temperature parameters.
“We believe that our procedures ensure proper cooking, but the records were incomplete,” says Warrie Means, associate professor of meat science and laboratory supervisor. “There have been no reports of persons being affected by consuming these products. However, out of an abundance of caution, the meat is being recalled.”
UW has addressed the recordkeeping issue to assure continued safe processing of meat, he says. The Meat Lab regularly sells products from livestock raised on the university’s farms operated to support UW’s educational mission.
The hams being recalled were processed between Feb. 8, 2006 and April 29, 2008. The summer sausage being recalled was processed between Nov. 18, 2006 and Dec. 11, 2006. If you have any of the recalled products, please dispose of the product or return it to the University of Wyoming Meat Lab.
For questions regarding this recall, contact Consumer Health Services at (307) 777-7211 or the University of Wyoming Meat Lab at (307) 766-4163.