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News Release

New Mexico Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Misbranding and An Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall 011-2013
Health Risk: Low Jan 28, 2013

Congressional and Public Affairs
Catherine Cochran
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 - BPT Products Inc., a Sunland Park, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 213 pounds of beef jerky products that contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to USDA recall: [View Label]

  • 1.5-oz. bags of "Cow Chips Dried Beef Original Flavor"
  • 1.5-oz. bags of "Cow Chips Dried Beef Adobo Flavor"
  • 1.5-oz. bags of "Cow Chips Dried Beef Adobo Flavor Hot Habañero"
  • 1.5-oz. bags of "Carne Seca Nativo Dried Beef Adobo Flavor"
  • 1.5-oz. bags of "Carne Seca Nativo Dried Beef Adobo Flavor Hot Habañero"

The recalled product bears the establishment number "Est. 40357M" inside the USDA mark of inspection, and a "sell by" date between "2/16/2013" and "7/18/2013" appears on a sticker on the back of each bag. The products were produced on various dates between Aug. 16, 2012 and Jan. 18, 2013 and were distributed for retail sale in El Paso, Texas.

The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a routine label review. The undeclared wheat is a sub-ingredient of soy sauce, which is declared on the product label, though the soy sauce's sub-ingredients are not. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an adverse reaction should see a health care professional.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Roberto Rubio at (915) 603-7178.

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. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. 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. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Problems_With_Food_Products/

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USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Feb 18, 2014