The beef jerky product is said to contain soy, a food allergen, that has not been declared as part of its ingredients. This was discovered during a label review done by the company. Investigation showed that there was a printing error on the label maker’s end. The company, in cooperation with the Food Safety and Inspection Service, has ensured that no recalled product is still available for retail.
The recalled product is under the label ‘Lowrey’s Hickory Smoked Beef Jerky.’ The beef jerky is packed in canisters with a net weight of 4.16 ounces. Each canister contains 3 snack packs and each snack pack has six sticks of beef jerky. The ‘Best by’ date indicated on the packaging is 130412 01. This can be found at the bottom of the canister. Each canister has “EST. 2862B” which stands for the establishment number. This information is enclosed in the mark of inspection by the USDA. The recalled products were made April 15.
Soy is a food item that can cause allergy attacks in people which have hypersensitivity to it. In some cases, these allergy attacks can lead to serious medical conditions. At the time of the recall however, no related health incidences have been reported.
The recalled beef jerky was distributed to retail shops in Iowa, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Consumers who have purchased the product are advised to return it to the store for a refund. They may also call the company at 877-453-7591.