WASHINGTON – Flavor Trade LLC is recalling approximately 741 lbs. of beef jerky that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and used the USDA mark of inspection without authorization, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported. This recall is an expansion of an initial recall of 113 lbs. of product. An additional 628 lbs. of beef jerky were added to the recall, FSIS noted.
FSIS inspectors discovered the problem after a consumer provided inspection personnel with a package of the product. The beef jerky may or may not incorrectly bear a USDA mark of inspection, which would include establishment number “EST. 48135.” The beef jerky products were shipped to retail stores in Kansas and Missouri, according to FSIS.
The beef jerky was produced on May 18, June 10, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Sept. 28, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 2016. The affected products include:
- 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.
- 3-oz. sealed packages containing “E3 Meat Co. Paleo Beef Jerky Sweet.”
- 3-oz. sealed packages containing “E3 Meat Co. Paleo Beef Jerky Spicy.”
FSIS said there have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions related to the products. However, the agency is advising consumers who purchased the beef jerky not to throw away the items or return them to the place of purchase.