The jerky products were made with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen that was not declared on the product label. An FSIS in-plant inspector discovered the problem during a label review. The company believed the releasing did not need to be declared on the label, FSIS noted.
The affected products were made before Feb. 2 and were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The products bear the establishment number “EST. 18951” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection and a date on the packages prior to Aug. 11, 2015, in the format of “mm dd yy.” Brands include Arizona Jacks, Desert Star, Southwest Trail, Terrell and Kettle Creek.