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WASHINGTON, July 24, 2021 – Top Notch Jerky LLC., a Sugar City, Idaho establishment, is recalling approximately 107 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef jerky due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains anchovies, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The RTE buffalo-style flank steak beef jerky items were produced July 12, 2021. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 2.25 oz plastic bags containing KINGMADE JERKY BUFFALO STYLE with BEST BY JAN 13 2023 and Lot 071221 located on the back lower half of the bag.
  • 1.0 oz plastic bags containing KINGMADE JERKY BUFFALO STYLE and BEST BY JAN 13 2023 and Lot 071221 located on the back lower half of the bag.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 20290” located on the back lower half of the bag next to the “Best By” date. These items were produced for, shipped, and distributed to PGA golf events in Minneapolis, Minn. and Memphis, Tenn. The items are available to PGA tour athletes, trainers, and staff. The items are not available to spectators at the PGA events. The items are not available at any retail locations.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS label verification activities when it was determined that the labels did not accurately list all sub-ingredients.

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 is concerned that some product may be at the PGA events. PGA personnel should not serve the product to athletes, trainers, or staffs and should throw the product out or return 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.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Nathan Cook, Quality Assurance Officer, Top Notch LLC., at (208) 372-3231 and email at [email protected]

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to [email protected] For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

Source of original article: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Food Safety (tools.cdc.gov).
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