News Release

Bear Creek Smokehouse Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Class II Recall 046-2015
Health Risk: Low Mar 14, 2015
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Megan Buckles 
(202) 720-9113


EDITOR’S NOTE: This release is being reissued to include additional product.


WASHINGTON, March 14, 2015 – Bear Creek Smokehouse, a Marshall, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 3,700 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. 

The barbeque beef items were produced on various dates between November 22, 2013 and January 21, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 1 lb. plastic containers of “Beasley’s Smokehouse Chopped Barbeque Beef with Sauce.”
  • 1 lb. plastic containers of “Bear Creek Smokehouse Chopped Beef Brisket.”
  • 5 lb. plastic containers of “Bear Creek Smokehouse Chopped Beef Brisket.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7226” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to retail locations in Texas.

The problem was discovered by establishment personnel.

FSIS and the company have received no 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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Shelley Jones, at (903) 935-5217.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at 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 10 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:


Chopped Barbeque Beef

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 Jun 08, 2016