Beef Jerky Recalled Nationwide For Mislabeling, Undeclared Allergen

5:24 PM, Jun 12, 2013   |    comments
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Eufaula, AL-- Hickory Hollow, LLC announced late Wednesday, that the company is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of flavored beef jerky products. The recall was issued because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen in the product.

The products contain Worcestershire sauce and fish (anchovy paste) is a subcomponent. Fish is a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The recall includes:
3-oz. Original Recipe "HICKORY HOLLOW BEEF JERKY" bearing the establishment number "EST. 34550" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label.
3-oz. Sweet Heat BBQ "HICKORY HOLLOW BEEF JERKY" bearing the establishment number "EST. 34550" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label.
3-oz. Hot Shot "HICKORY HOLLOW BEEF JERKY" bearing the establishment number "EST. 34550"inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label.

The products were produced on various dates between December 4, 2012 and June 4, 2013 and were sold nationwide. The product was sold at retail and over the Internet.

According to a news release, the problem was discovered by a USDA inspector who conducted a label review prompted by the April 30, 2013, release of FSIS Notice 29-13, which prompts FSIS inspectors to check labels for accuracy.

No reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products have been reported. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Russ Robbins, a company consumer contact, at hhjerky@gmail.com.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or call toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: 1-888-674-6854.

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