Company initiates nationwide recall of beef sticks because of undeclared milk
Abbyland Foods Inc. of Abbotsford, WI, is recalling 14,976 pounds of beef sticks because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The product was distributed nationwide.
The company initiated the recall because of a consumer complaint of cheese in the beef sticks, according to the recall notice.
“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers pantries or refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” according to the recall notice.
The smoked beef sticks were produced between Nov. 15 and Nov. 17, 2021, and do not expire until November 2022.
Consumers can use the following information to determine whether they have any of the recalled product in their homes.
- 2-lb. clear plastic packages containing “IOWA SMOKEHOUSE ORIGINAL SMOKED BEEF STICKS” and sell by dates of 11/15/2022 or 11/17/2022 represented on the label.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number 1633B on the package below the sell by date.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, according to the FSIS. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
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