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8,000 lbs of Beef Jerky Recalled for Allergens

M&K II Co. Tuesday recalled approximately 8,000 pounds of beef jerky because the products contain wheat and soy, undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The Macomb, MI company said products subject to the recall include:

jerky-labels.jpg-1-ounce and 3-ounce packages of “FIREHOUSE JERKY MILD BEEF JERKY SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED.” “Sell By” dates ranging between 06/16/11 and 11/14/11 are ink jetted on the back of each package.

-1-ounce and 3-ounce packages of “FIREHOUSE JERKY PEPPER BEEF JERKY SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED.” “Sell By” dates ranging between 06/12/11 and 11/25/2011 are ink jetted on the back of each package.

Each package bears the establishment number “EST. 6935” or “EST. 10002” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The code number “6935” is ink jetted on the back of each package.

These products were produced on various dates from January 28, 2010, through May 21, 2010, and were sent to Firehouse Foods, Inc., an Alsip, IL distributor, for further Internet and retail sales.

The failure to disclose the allergens was discovered by FSIS during an on-site labeling review. FSIS has received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

Consumer inquiries regarding the recall should be directed to Terry Amerson, QA Manager, at (586) 677-3018.

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