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Salmonella Test Prompts Beef Jerky Recall

Whittington’s Jerky of Johnson City, TX, is recalling approximately 126 pounds of beef jerky that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday.

The problem was discovered by FSIS as a result of routine testing by the agency. FSIS said the product was shipped by Whittington’s before testing results were confirmed.

There have been no reports of illnesses.

The recalled products are:

— 2-oz. packages of “Whittington’s Original Beef Jerky.”

— 4-oz. packages of “Whittington’s Original Beef Jerky.”

Each package bears the establishment number “EST. 21257” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was produced on Oct. 31, 2011 and distributed to convenience stores in West Texas and at the company’s retail operation.

For more information about the recall contact the company’s owner, Susan Whittington, at 830-868-5500. 

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