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News Release

Santana’s Black Label Gourmet Beef Jerky Recalls Beef Jerky Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Class I Recall 068-2016
Health Risk: High Jul 29, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Sarah R. Lichtman
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, JULY 29, 2016 – Santana’s Black Label Gourmet Beef Jerky, a Glendale, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 295 pounds of beef jerky products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and used the USDA mark of inspection without authorization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The beef jerky items were produced on May 25, 2016, June 1, 2016 and June 26, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:  [Labels (PDF Only)]  

  • 2.8-oz. plastic bag packages containing “Santana’s Black Label Beef Jerky Heaven” with a “BEST BY” date of May 25, 2017, June 1, 2017 or July 1, 2017.
  • 2.8-oz. plastic bag packages containing “Santana’s Black Label Beef Jerky Smokey Robinson” with a “BEST BY” date of May 25, 2017, June 1, 2017 or July 1, 2017.
  • 2.8-oz. plastic bag packages containing “Santana’s Black Label Beef Jerky Hatcho .357” with a “BEST BY” date of May 25, 2017, June 1, 2017 or July 1, 2017.
  • 2.8-oz. plastic bag packages containing “Santana’s Black Label Beef Jerky Super Mario” with a “BEST BY” date of May 25, 2017, June 1, 2017 or July 1, 2017.

The products subject to recall bear a false establishment number “EST. 090115” inside the mark of inspection. The firm applied this mark of inspection to the labels of the beef jerky products without authorization. Products produced on June 26, 2016, may not bear the mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Arizona.                        

FSIS was alerted to the problem by a third party source.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions, illnesses, or injuries due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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 and media with questions about the recall can contact Louis Santana Lopez, Owner, Santana’s Black Label Gourmet Beef Jerky, at (505) 615-6920.

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 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: 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 Nov 04, 2016