- Authorities ordered the recall of packages of beef sticks.
- The beef stick packages were sold at Walmart.
- Approximately 15,000 pounds of beef sticks had to be recalled.
About 15,000 pounds of beef sticks sold at Walmart and other national retailers are being recalled due to improper labeling and undeclared allergens.
Abbyland Foods, a Wisconsin-based company, issued a recall of approximately 14,976 pounds of its Iowa Smokehouse Original Smoked Beef Sticks on Saturday, January 8, Newsweek reported on Sunday.
Packages of beef sticks recalled
“The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label,” warned a statement issued by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Products that contain milk can have adverse effects on people who are allergic to milk. In some cases, they can cause anaphylactic shock in children. Anaphylactic shock is a sudden and severe allergic reaction that can lead to death, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained.
How was the beef stick problem discovered?
According to the Newsweek report, Abbyland Foods first discovered the problem after customers claimed they had found cheese on the meat sticks, prompting experts to investigate.
The FSIS said Saturday that it had received no, “confirmed reports of adverse reactions,” from people so far. However, it urged consumers to throw away or return beef stick packages to the store where they bought them.
What to do if I already bought the beef sticks?
“Anyone concerned about a reaction or illness should contact their healthcare provider. FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumer pantries or refrigerators already. Consumers who have bought these products are urged not to consume them,” the health authorities emphasized.
The beef sticks being recalled were produced between November 15 and 17, 2021. FSIS said those two-pound packages of Iowa Smokehouse Original Smoked Beef Sticks have on sale dates of 11/15 /2022 or 11/17/2022 on the labels.
How to recognize the recalled beef sticks
The products also have the number 1633B on the package below the expiration date. They were shipped to retail stores, including Walmart, in various locations in the United States. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Paul Hess, controller for Abbyland Foods Inc. at (715) 223-6386, ext. 7813.
Those concerned about a product can obtain more information about recalls and public health alerts on the FSIS website: www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls. Newsweek mentioned that the beef stick alert comes after a massive recall of 28,000 pounds of ground beef sold at Kroger and other grocery stores after the product tested positive for the E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria.
Beef sticks aren’t the only products taken off the market in recent days
USDA informed the customers of Walmart, Albertson’s, and Kroger that more than 28,000 pounds of ground meat was contaminated with E. coli. This situation led to an exhaustive review of the product, resulting in its recall from supermarkets.
Customers who had bought meat at the above-mentioned supermarkets were told to be careful. If they have already eaten it, they should go to the doctor if they have any symptoms. If they haven’t consumed the meat, the safest thing to do is dispose of the products or return them.
In what states were the products sold?
Through a press release, the USDA announced that they would be recalling more than 28,000 pounds of ground beef because of E. coli. contamination. Walmart, Albertson’s, and Kroger stated that ground beef would be removed from their freezers to avoid further risk to consumers, USA Today reported.
The FSIS of the USDA announced that it would be withdrawing ground beef from supermarkets and urged buyers to check their purchases carefully. At this time, the warning is for products that were shipped to retail stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
How to recognize the recalled product
“Interstate Meat Dist. Inc., a Clackamas, Oregon, facility, is recalling approximately 28,356 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7,” the FSIS of the USDA said in a statement.
The authorities stated that the products may be identified with the establishment number ending in “965” where the USDA mark of inspection appears. In addition, they made sure to report that more than seven states had received the ground beef products that were found to be contaminated.
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