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Venison, ‘exotic meat’ jerky generates public health alert

A variety of jerky produced by Katie’s Snack Foods LLC and made from venison and “exotic meats” is the subject of a public health alert from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The company, based in Hilliard, OH, distributed the products through its online outlet at www.katiesbeefjerky.com and potentially retail outlets, according to the Thursday alert…. Continue Reading

Big jerky recall over undeclared allergens and misbranding

Oregon’s  Whiskey Hill Smokehouse LLC,   located in Hubbard has recalled  approximately 22,466 pounds of beef, venison and ostrich jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label…. Continue Reading

Recall issued on undercooked Idaho Jerky distributed in Northwest

The 4 Frendz Meat Market, located in Clarkson, WA, issued a recall on Saturday for  approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky products due to under-processing and potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products. The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on behalf of the company.  The… Continue Reading

Jerky Recall Caused by ‘Processing Deviation’

Wyoming Authentic Products, LLC, of Cody, WY, is recalling approximately 365 pounds of beef jerky products due to a processing deviation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The Wyoming Gourmet Beef products were produced on various dates between Nov. 4 and Dec. 18, 2013. The following products are… Continue Reading

FDA Releases Data on Chinese Dog Treat Testing

Five years on, no solid answers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released data from five-and-a-half years of laboratory testing on Chinese-made chicken jerky dog treats — products that received heightened attention in 2007 and late 2011 following upticks in the 1,000 consumer complaints written to the FDA regarding sickened or dead dogs who consumed the treats. The bottom… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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: -1-ounce and 3-ounce packages of “FIREHOUSE JERKY MILD BEEF JERKY SMOKE… Continue Reading

Food Safety Tips For Hunters

Hunting season is well underway.  Countless hopeful men, women, and children dressed in camouflage and bright orange have ventured into the wilderness in search of wild game. Like livestock, deer, elk, wild pigs, and other game can carry pathogenic bacteria like E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Campylobacter jejuni. Proper processing can help keep food safe… Continue Reading