News Release

Washington Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products That May Be Undercooked

Class I Recall 038-2016
Health Risk: High May 7, 2016
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Congressional and Public Affairs
Nina Anand 
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov 

 

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2016 – 4 Frendz, LLC., a Clarkston, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky products due to under-processing and potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The items were produced from Aug. 10, 2015 to April 11, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]     

  • 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE MESQUITE PEPPER JERKY with use by/sell by dates of 5/10/16-1/11/17 and packaging dates of 8/10/15-4/11/16.”  
  • 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE HONEY JERKY with use by/sell by dates of 5/10/16-1/11/17 and packaging dates of 8/10/15-4/11/16.”  
  • 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE MESQUITE JERKY with use by/sell by dates of 5/10/16-1/11/17 and packaging dates of 8/10/15-4/11/16.”  
  • 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE TERIYAKI JERKY with use by/sell by dates of 5/10/16-1/11/17 and packaging dates of 8/10/15-4/11/16.”
  • 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE HOT HONEY JERKY with use by/sell by dates of 5/10/16-1/11/17 and packaging dates of 8/10/15-4/11/16.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M22017” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Idaho and Washington.                                 

The problem was discovered during a comprehensive FSIS Food Safety Assessment (FSA) inspection performed in the establishment by an FSIS Enforcement Investigations and Analysis Officer.

There have been no confirmed 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.

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 or media with questions about the recall can contact Art King, Managing Partner, at (509)-751-9888.

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 May 25, 2016