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Beef jerky recall: 90,000 pounds of beef jerky recalled for undeclared soy

Utah-based Prime Snax Inc. is recalling about 90,000 pounds of beef jerky products that were mislabeled and didn't list on the packaging the ingredient soy lecithin, a known allergen. (Courtesy of Prime Snax Inc.)
February 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Utah-based Prime Snax Inc. is recalling about 90,000 pounds of beef jerky products that were mislabeled and didn't list on the packaging the ingredient soy lecithin, a known allergen.

The recall affects five of the company's beef jerky brands: Arizona Jacks, Desert Star, Southwest Trail, Terrell and Kettle Creek. The products subject to recall were produced prior to Feb. 2, 2014, and were shipped to retails stores nationwide, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday.

Officials say there have been no reports of adverse reactions to the products.

Prime Snax CEO Kevin Howard says the recall was voluntary and a technical labeling mistake. He says soy lecithin is used as part of a cleaning procedure during production, and regulators informed the company it should be listed on the label.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Jackie Pappas at (801) 977-0742.

The recalled beef jerky products include:

Arizona Jacks Brand:

  • 8 oz./24 count packages of "Original"
  • 3.5 oz./24 count packages of "Peppered Rippled Cut" and "Original Rippled Cut"
  • 6 oz./80 count packages of "Frontier Cuts - Hot," "Frontier Cuts - Pepper," and "Frontier Cuts - Original"
  • 3.25 oz./12 count packages of "Super Giga Hot," "Super Giga Original," and "Super Giga Peppered"
  • 6 oz./30 count packages of "Premium Peppered," "Premium Original Strip," and "Premium Teriyaki"
  • 3.5 oz./30 count packages of "Peppered Thin Cut" and "Original Thin Cut"
  • 7 oz./24 count packages of "Peppered Thin Cut," "Thin Cut," "Original Chunky," and "Peppered Chunky"

Desert Star Brand:

  • 12 oz./18 count packages of "Desert Star Peppered" and "Desert Star Original"
  • 3 oz. - 3 packages/case with 8 pieces/package of "Desert Star Original" and "Desert Star Peppered"

Southwest Trail Brand:

  • 1 oz. - 6 packages/case with 12 pieces/package of "Southwest Trail Original," "Southwest Trail Peppered," "Southwest Trail Red Chile," and "Southwest Trail Green Chile"
  • 3 oz. - 4 packages/case with 12 pieces/package of "Southwest Trail Original," "Southwest Trail Peppered," "Southwest Trail Red Chile," and "Southwest Trail Green Chile"

Terrell Brand:

  • 3.5 oz. "Terrell's Original," "Terrell's Honey BBQ," and "Terrell's Pepper"

Kettle Creek Brand:

  • 3.5 oz./12 count packages of "Kettle Creek Original" and "Kettle Creek Peppered"

The products subject to 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."


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