A Washington state distributor has issued a recall for nearly 500 pounds of beef jerky. There is a concern that the products were under-processed and could still contain dangerous bacteria. Here is the information that was just released by the USDA.

The items were produced from Aug. 10, 2015 to April 11, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE MESQUITE PEPPER JERKY.”
  • 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE HONEY JERKY.”
  • 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE MESQUITE JERKY.”
  • 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE TERIYAKI JERKY.”
  • 3-oz. VACUUM-PACKED packages containing “SOUTHFORK SAUSAGE HOT HONEY JERKY.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M22017” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Idaho and Washington.

The problem was discovered during a comprehensive FSIS Food Safety Assessment (FSA) inspection performed in the establishment by an FSIS Enforcement Investigations and Analysis Officer.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.