DATCP Issues Recall for Beef Jerky Produced by Johnson's Sausage Shoppe, Inc.

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Class I Recall (see explanation below)                     

Media Contacts:       Raechelle Cline, 608-224-5005 or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020

MADISON, Wisconsin –The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)—Division of Food and Recreational Safety along with Johnson's Sausage Shoppe, Inc., a Rio, Wisconsin establishment, is issuing a statewide recall for an undetermined amount of beef jerky that was not properly inspected prior to sale.  The affected products have the Wisconsin legend with the number 293 on the label or on the package.

This recall is initiated based on evidence collected during a routine inspection conducted by state inspectors at this establishment. Evidence shows that three brands of beef jerky were not produced with the benefit of inspection by state officials as required by law for meat products. The brands are:

  • North Oak, Peppercorn Jerky
  • North Oak, Hickory Smoked Jerky
  • Johnson's Sausage Shoppe Inc., Beef Jerky
  • Johnson's Sausage Shoppe Inc., "Our Famous" Beef Jerky
  • Johnson's Sausage Shoppe Inc., Nitrite Free! Beef Jerky
  • Twisted Oak Farms, Nitrite Free! Beef Jerky
All four products were sold at retail stores as well as wholesaled by distributors throughout the state on or before January 5, 2017.  The establishment has voluntarily recalled the product and is working with DATCP to collect as much product as possible.  All retail products were sold in quarter pound packages.  Wholesale product is packaged without preprinted weight. 

No illnesses have been reported as a result of consuming these products. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should contact a physician. Consumers who have any of these products can return them to the original place of purchase or discard them. Consumers and media with questions about this recall can contact Christa Johnson at 920-992-6328.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class IThis is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class IIThis is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class IIIThis is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.


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