Top Notch Jerky recalls beef jerky products over undeclared allergens
Top Notch Jerky issued a recall on its popular beef jerky products due to undeclared allergens and misbranding. According to ABC13 WBKO, the company is recalling around 107 pounds of ready-to-eat beef jerky.
Top Notch Jerky explains the misbranding issue
The announcement came on Sunday, July 25, and this was also posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s website. Top Notch Jerky stated there were issues with the packages of the beef jerky as the label did show the products contain anchovies.
In any case, Top Notch Jerky is a company based in Sugar City, Idaho, and the business is being run by a family. They said that they have their own ranch where they raise their own cattle that are being used in their products.
The beef jerky maker offers several products that include beef sticks, hamburgers, ranch cut jerky, steaks, and specialty barbecue cuts. The company said that all of these are made with the highest industry standards, and USDA inspected.
The recalled products
As posted on FSIS’s recall notice, the Top Notch Jerky products that are being recalled are the Kingmade Jerky Buffalo Style in 2.25 oz and 1.0 plastic bags. These have Lot 071221 number and have an expiry date of Jan. 13, 2023.
It was added that the buffalo-style flank steak jerky products were made on July 12, 2021. The consumers should also check the package for the establishment number “EST. 20290,” which can be found at the back of the bag.
There have been reports of illness or adverse reactions due to the consumption of the said beef jerky items, but the issue was discovered when the FSIS carried out a routine label verification. This is a process where the agency checks if the labels are accurate and all sub-ingredients are also listed.
Meanwhile, it was mentioned that the recalled batch was produced, delivered, and distributed to PGA golf events in Minneapolis and Memphis, Tennessee. Thus, the affected beef jerky packs are available to PGA athletes, trainers, and staff. Because of this, the FSIS warned the PGA not to consume the product and call the USDA for any questions.