WASHINGTON – Lockwood, Mo.-based Frickenschmidt Foods LLC recalled approximately 5,795 lbs of ready-to-eat beef sticks due to misbranding, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture said. The beef sticks contain and declare wheat as an ingredient but have an incorrect statement of “gluten free” on the label.
The problem was discovered when the company’s distributor notified the establishment that the product is labeled as “gluten free” but lists wheat in the ingredients statement, FSIS said. There have been no confirmed illnesses or reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the beef sticks, according to the agency.
The ready-to-eat teriyaki beef stick items were packaged on Nov. 30, 2021, Dec. 1, 2021, and Jan. 28, 2021. The affected items include:
- 1.5-oz individually sealed packages of “HIGH PROTEIN SNACK TERIYAKI BEEF WICKED CUTZ BEEF STICK” with lot code 113022, 120122, or 012823 printed in blue ink on the back of the product package.
The items subject to the recall bear establishment number “M33928,” which is printed in blue ink on the back of the product package, FSIS said. The beef sticks were shipped to retail locations nationwide and sold through online sales.