Congressional and Public Affairs
Sarah R. Lichtman
Editor’s Note: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the Nov. 3, 2016 recall to include additional products and production dates. The original recall included 113 pounds of product. This expansion includes an additional 628 pounds of product. Details of this release were updated to reflect the change in poundage.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 – Flavor Trade, LLC., a Kansas City, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 741 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 18, June 10, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Sept. 28, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
The products subject to recall may or may not incorrectly bear a USDA mark of inspection, which would include establishment number “EST. 48135”. These items were shipped to retail locations in Kansas and Missouri.
The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel after a consumer provided a package of the product.
There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions 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 with questions about the recall can contact Shannon Kimball, Owner, Flavor Trade, LLC., at (816) 531-2288. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact David Eckert, Sales Manager, Flavor Trade, LLC., at (816) 668-7493.
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.|