Right on the heeds of a ground beef recall, the U.S Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall of beef jerky as of Sept. 21, 2018. The jerky can’t make you sick, but it has been contaminated with pieces of hard metal. Ouch.
Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant in El Campo, Texas, made the announcement about the 690 pounds of ready-to-eat beef jerky products.
How to know if your jerky is affected
Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant recalled Buc-ee’s Hill Country Brand Teriyaki Beef Jerky. They come in 4 oz. plastic bags and the labeled best-by date is 08/09/2019. The lot code is 220-272, and the establishment number is “EST. 4813” which you can find inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Since these beef jerky products were delivered to retail locations in Texas, not too many people have to worry. But if you’re in the state of Texas and recently bought a pack of Buc-ee’s Beef Jerky, you probably want to check the bag.
What to do with the jerky
If you end up having a pack of the contaminated beef jerky, do not consume it. Instead, products can be immediately thrown out or returned where you purchased it.