Washington Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products That May Be Undercooked

Washington Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products That May Be Undercooked

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Washington Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products That May Be Undercooked
Class I Recall038-2016
Health Risk: HighMay 7, 2016
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Nina Anand
(202) 720-9113
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WASHINGTON, May 7, 2016 – 4 Frendz, LLC., a Clarkston, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky products due to under-processing and potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The items were produced from Aug. 10, 2015 to April 11, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
• 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE MESQUITE PEPPER JERKY with use by/sell by dates of 5/10/16-1/11/17 and packaging dates of 8/10/15-4/11/16.”
• 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE HONEY JERKY with use by/sell by dates of 5/10/16-1/11/17 and packaging dates of 8/10/15-4/11/16.”
• 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE MESQUITE JERKY with use by/sell by dates of 5/10/16-1/11/17 and packaging dates of 8/10/15-4/11/16.”
• 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE TERIYAKI JERKY with use by/sell by dates of 5/10/16-1/11/17 and packaging dates of 8/10/15-4/11/16.”
• 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE HOT HONEY JERKY with use by/sell by dates of 5/10/16-1/11/17 and packaging dates of 8/10/15-4/11/16.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M22017” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Idaho and Washington.
The problem was discovered during a comprehensive FSIS Food Safety Assessment (FSA) inspection performed in the establishment by an FSIS Enforcement Investigations and Analysis Officer.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers or media with questions about the recall can contact Art King, Managing Partner, at (509)-751-9888.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2016/recall-038-2016-release