CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- About 109 pounds of West Virginia beef jerky is being recalled due to a processing deviation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
Lone Star Western Beef, Inc., based out of Fairmont, is recalling the 1-oz., 3-oz. and 16-oz. packages of "Lone Star Western Beef Inc. W.V. Original Beef Jerky" because the beef jerky was not processed at the correct temperature to ensure that ready-to-eat product was safe to consume.
These products were shipped to a distributor in North Central West Virginia and sold to retail stores.
The jerky was produced on Aug. 12 and have establishment number "EST. 19563" inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The 16-oz. package can further be identified by the package code "081213."
During a routine verification activity, a Food Safety and Inspection Service inspector was reviewing processing records and discovered the problem.
Food Safety and Inspection Service and Lone Star Western Beef, Inc., have not received any reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.
Those who are concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify 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.
When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact John Bachman, Lone Star Western Beef, Inc.'s Owner, at 1-800-332-4305.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov or via mobile device at m.askkaren.gov.
"Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or processed egg product to FSIS at any time, visit www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Problems_With_Food_Products.