2022 jerky recall: Alabama among 8 states affected by 1,600 pound jerky recall

A California-based company is recalling more than 1,600 pounds of jerky from eight states, including Alabama, as the products may be contaminated with listeria, the U.S. Department’s Food Inspection Safety Service said on Friday. of Agriculture.

Boyd Specialties, LLC., which sells dozens of brands of jerky, is recalling products manufactured on February 23 with the establishment number “EST.” 4029″ inside the USDA inspection mark, the agency said.

Items with this establishment number were shipped to Alabama and seven other states: California; Connecticut; Michigan; New Jersey; North Carolina; Pennsylvania; and Texas.

The affected products can be found here, and the labels for the affected products can be found here.

FSIS discovered the problem during follow-up procedures after a routine product sample was confirmed positive for listeria.

The agency expressed concern that the product could be in consumers’ pantry and advised anyone who purchased the jerky to throw it away.

There are no confirmed reports of adverse effects from eating the dried meat, the agency said. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness was encouraged to call their health care provider.

Listeria can cause a serious infection that mainly affects the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women and their newborns. It can cause fever, muscle pain, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and seizures sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.

People in high-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months of eating contaminated food should seek medical attention and notify the healthcare provider about eating contaminated food, the agency said. agency.

Consumers with questions about the recall were asked to contact Anthony Middleton, Production Manager of Boyd Specialties, at 909-219-5120.

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