Small amount of beef jerky recalled due to allergen concerns
BPT Products Inc., a Sunland Park, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 213 pounds of beef jerky products that contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The following products are subject to USDA recall:
- "1.5-oz. bags of "Cow Chips Dried Beef Original Flavor"
- "1.5-oz. bags of "Cow Chips Dried Beef Adobo Flavor"
- "1.5-oz. bags of "Cow Chips Dried Beef Adobo Flavor Hot Habañero"
- "1.5-oz. bags of "Carne Seca Nativo Dried Beef Adobo Flavor"
- "1.5-oz. bags of "Carne Seca Nativo Dried Beef Adobo Flavor Hot Habañero"
The recalled product bears the establishment number "Est. 40357M" inside the USDA mark of inspection, and a "sell by" date between "2/16/2013" and "7/18/2013" appears on a sticker on the back of each bag. The products were produced on various dates between Aug. 16, 2012 and Jan. 18, 2013 and were distributed for retail sale in El Paso, Texas.
The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a routine label review. The undeclared wheat is a sub-ingredient of soy sauce, which is declared on the product label, though the soy sauce's sub-ingredients are not. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products.