3,874 pounds of teriyaki beef jerky are being recalled due to an undeclared allergen. What is an ingredient, yet the company Bach Cuc Beef Jerky, Inc., of Sourth El Monte, California did not list it on their product’s label. The specific products being recalled are 8-ounce packages and 10-pound cases of beef jerky marked with establishment number “EST. 18995A” located inside the USDA inspection mark. They were produced from January 2010 to December 29, 2010 and distributed to retail stores across the country.
Labeling problems were found by the Food Safety Inspection Service during a label review of the company. No adverse reactions have been reported so far, and the FSIS advises that anyone with an allergic reaction contact a doctor immediately. Costumers with questions should reach the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854. There is also an online food safety representative available 24/7, “Ask Karen” at askkaren.gov.
I often write about recalls because they could result in serious health problems if a consumers were to use a defective product. Common symptoms of a wheat allergy include swelling, itching or irritation of the mouth and throat, hives, nasal congestion, watery eyes, cramps, nausea, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and the life-threatening reaction Anaphylaxis.