News Release

New Mexico Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection

Class I Recall 065-2014
Health Risk: High Oct 3, 2014
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Congressional and Public Affairs 
Felicia Thompson  
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2014 – Vigil Beef Jerky Co., an Albuquerque, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 48 pounds of beef jerky products because they were shipped with the mark of inspection when they were produced under a retail exemption, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to today’s recall include: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 1-oz. bags of “VIGIL’S BEEF JERKY CO. ORIGINAL BEEF JERKY” with package code “8121421210” and packaging date of “8/12/14”
  • 3-oz. bags of “VIGIL’S BEEF JERKY CO. TERIYAKI BEEF JERKY” with package code “8271427410” and packing date “8/27/14”
  • 1-oz., 3-oz., and 6-oz. bags of “VIGIL’S BEEF JERKY CO. JALAPENO BEEF JERKY” with package code “09021425110”  and packaging date “9/2/14”
  • 1-oz., 3-oz., and 6-oz. of “VIGIL’S BEEF JERKY CO. ORIGINAL BEEF JERKY”  with package code “09031411110” and packaging code “9/3/14”
  • Any VIGIL BEEF JERKY CO. product with the mark of inspection produced from Aug. 5 – Sept. 2, 2014, with lot codes ending in “10” plus the one lot on Sept. 3, 2014 identified above

All products bear the establishment number "EST. 34272" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold in retail establishments in New Mexico. 

The problem was discovered as a result of an ongoing investigation. FSIS believes the company produced product under a retail exemption but made use of the Federal mark of inspection, which is a violation of Federal regulations.

FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

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 recalled 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 and members of the media who have questions about the recall can contact the Jeremy Peck at Jeremy@vigilsbeefjerky.com or at (505) 328-4490.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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.

 

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 Oct 08, 2014