500 Pounds of Beef Jerky Recalled Due to Contamination Issues
Magnolia Provision Company, Inc. announced earlier this week that it was recalling nearly 500 pounds of beef jerky products due to contamination concerns.
497 pounds of product are affected, to be precise, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Included in the recall are 2 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz packages of “BEEF JERKY EXPERIENCE CHOP HOUSE STYLE PRIME RIB FLAVORED BEEF JERKY” with an expiration date of August 25, 2023. The affected packages were shipped to retailers nationwide and also bear “EST. 8091” within the USDA mark of inspection.
There are no confirmed reports of illness from consumption of these products. The possible contamination was discovered during third-party testing that discovered a positive Listeria monocytogenes sample on a surface that the products had come into contact with.
Listeria infection is most dangerous in people with weakened immune systems, including newborns, pregnant people, and the elderly, and can lead to death or miscarriage. The bacteria can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and seizures, as well as gastrointestinal symptoms.
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If you are in possession of one of the affected lots, you should dispose of the product immediately or return it to the point of purchase.