New Mexico Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection
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 iVIGIL'S BEEF JERKY CO. ORIGINAL BEEF JERKY” with package code i8121421210” and packaging date of i8/12/14”
- 3-oz. bags of iVIGIL'S BEEF JERKY CO. TERIYAKI BEEF JERKY” with package code i8271427410” and packing date i8/27/14”
- 1-oz., 3-oz., and 6-oz. bags of iVIGIL'S BEEF JERKY CO. JALAPENO BEEF JERKY” with package code i09021425110” and packaging date i9/2/14”
- 1-oz., 3-oz., and 6-oz. of iVIGIL'S BEEF JERKY CO. ORIGINAL BEEF JERKY” with package code i09031411110” and packaging code i9/3/14”
- Any VIGIL BEEF JERKY CO. product with the mark of inspection produced from Aug. 5 Sept. 2, 2014, with lot codes ending in i10” 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 iAsk Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available24 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.
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