WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 – BPT Products Inc., a Sunland Park, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 213 pounds of beef jerky products that contain wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following products are subject to USDA recall:
"1.5-oz. bags of "Cow Chips Dried Beef Original Flavor"
"1.5-oz. bags of "Cow Chips Dried Beef Adobo Flavor"
"1.5-oz. bags of "Cow Chips Dried Beef Adobo Flavor Hot Habañero"
"1.5-oz. bags of "Carne Seca Nativo Dried Beef Adobo Flavor"
"1.5-oz. bags of "Carne Seca Nativo Dried Beef Adobo Flavor Hot Habañero"
The recalled product bears the establishment number "Est. 40357M" inside the USDA mark of inspection, and a "sell by" date between "2/16/2013" and "7/18/2013" appears on a sticker on the back of each bag. The products were produced on various dates between Aug. 16, 2012 and Jan. 18, 2013 and were distributed for retail sale in El Paso, Texas.
The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a routine label review. The undeclared wheat is a sub-ingredient of soy sauce, which is declared on the product label, though the soy sauce's sub-ingredients are not. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an adverse reaction should see a health care professional.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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 media with questions about the recall should contact Roberto Rubio at (915) 603-7178.
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