Flavor Trade Recalls Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them
Flavor Trade is recalling approximately 113 pounds of beef jerky products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and used the USDA mark of inspection without authorization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The beef jerky items were produced on September 27, September 28, October 25, and October 26, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
- 3-oz. sealed packages containing "Craft Beer Jerky: Created with Wheat" which may or may not include package code 614261.
- 3-oz. sealed packages containing "Craft Beer Jerky: Created with Porter" which may or may not include package code 619290.
The products subject to recall may or may not incorrectly bear a USDA mark of inspection which would include establishment number EST. 48135. These items were shipped to retail locations in Missouri.
The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel after a consumer provided a package of the product.
To date, there have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should immediately contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Instead, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with additional concerns or questions about the recall can contact Shannon Kimball at (816) 531-2288.
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