Prime Snax Beef Jerky Recall [US]


USDA RecallUS/Washington: Prime Snax recalls approximately 90,000 pounds of Beef Jerky Products due to undeclared soy lecithin, a known allergen. USDA: http://ht.ly/tz9eK

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-014-2014-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Beef Jerky Products are subject to this recall:

  • Arizona Jacks Brand:
    • Original, sold in packages of 8 ounces/24 count packages
    • Peppered Rippled Cut and Original Rippled Cut, sold in 3.5 ounce/24 count packages
    • Frontier Cuts – Hot, Frontier Cuts – Pepper and Frontier Cuts – Original, sold in 6 ounces/80 count packages
    • Super Giga Hot, Super Giga Original and Super Giga Peppered, sold in 3.25 ounce/12 count packages
    • Premium Peppered, Premium Original Strip and Premium Teriyaki, sold in 6 ounce/30 count packages
    • Peppered Thin Cut and Original Thin Cut, sold in 3.5 ounce/30 count packages
    • Peppered Thin Cut, Thin Cut, Original Chunky and Peppered Chunky, sold in 7 ounce/24 count packages
    • Desert Star Brand: Desert Star Peppered and Desert Star Original, sold in 12 ounce/18 count packages
    • Desert Star Original and Desert Star Peppered, sold in 3 ounce – 3 packages/case with 8 pieces per package
  • Southwest Trail Brand:
    • Southwest Trail Original, Southwest Trail Peppered, Southwest Trail Red Chile and Southwest Trail Green Chile, sold in 1 ounce 6 packages/case with 12 pieces/package
    • Southwest Trail Original, Southwest Trail Peppered, Southwest Trail Red Chile and Southwest Trail Green Chile, sold in 3 ounce – 4 packages/case with 12 pieces/package
  • Terrell Brand:
    • Terrell’s Original, Terrell’s Honey BBQ and Terrell’s Pepper, sold in 3.5 ounce packages
  • Kettle Creek Brand:
    • Kettle Creek Original and Kettle Creek Peppered, sold in 3.5 ounce/12 count packages

According to the USDA, the Beef Jerky Products subject to this recall bear the establishment number “EST. 18951” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection and a date on the packages prior to August 11, 2015, in the format of “mm dd yy”.

The problem was discovered by a USDA  Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”)  in-plant inspector during a label review. The firm believed the releasing agent was a processing aid that did not need to be declared on the label. Neither the US Department of Agriculture’s FSIS nor the company has received any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact their MD or other qualified healthcare provider.

About Soy Allergies:
For some people, many foods have soy-based ingredients including edamame (soybeans in pods), hydrolyzed soy protein, miso, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, tamari, tempeh, teriyaki sauce, textured vegetable protein (“TVP”) and tofu. In addition, lax labeling laws in many countries allow manufacturers to use (but not declare) small amounts of soy in “artificial flavoring”, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable broth and others. Although levels of these allergens are comparatively small, they may cause dangerous allergic reactions, including Anaphylactic Shock.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to soy ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call 9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center.

If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm.

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USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-014-2014
Recalls Direct RIN: 3112-2014
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