Labeling, inspection issues prompt jerky recall

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Jerky By Art, Albuquerque, NM, announced a recall of an undetermined amount of beef jerky, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reported. The products were produced without the benefit of inspection and contain undeclared allergens, FSIS said.

FSIS discovered the problem during an ongoing investigation into the company. The products were sold primarily over the Internet. Jerky By Art packed the jerky in 4-oz. bags, but the products may also have been packed in bags of other sizes. FSIS noted that there are no identifying dates or codes on any packaging. In addition, the jerky products contain wheat and anchovies, known allergens that were not declared on the product labels. Therefore, all products produced before Sept. 12, 2014, are being recalled.

The affected product, vacuum-packed plastic bags of Claude’s Beef Jerky with Red Chile, contains the establishment number “EST. 34270” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. There have been no reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of the products, FSIS said.
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