Nearly 5,000 pounds of beef jerky products are being recalled after being produced without federal inspection.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement Tuesday that Tennessee Brown Bag, a Tennessee-based jerky company, is recalling 4,590 pounds of beef jerky that was produced between January 2020 and April 2022.
The company sold jerky to consumers nationwide and in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia – all without being federally inspected, prompting the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to contact the FSIS.
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That means seven different types of beef jerky, including teriyaki and jalapeño, will be immediately ripped off store shelves because they don’t have the USDA mark of inspection. To date, there have been no reported issues or reactions after eating the jerky products.
“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them,” FSIS said in a statement. “These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase … Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.”
To see a list of all current recalls, visit usatoday.com/recalls.