New Mexico Firm Recalls Beef JerkyOct 3, 2003 | UPI The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a recall Friday of 22,000 pounds of beef jerky.
Chavez/Old Santa Fe Trail, an Albuquerque, N.M., firm, is voluntarily recalling the product because it might be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recall was initiated because epidemiological case studies suggest the recalled product might be linked to several Salmonella illnesses in New Mexico.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST. 13343" inside the USDA mark of inspection and were produced between May 1 and Sept. 26, 2003.
The products subject to recall are 1-8 oz. plastic bags of 'General Store, All Natural, Route 66' beef jerky in several varieties, as well as 1-16 oz. plastic bags of 'A Taste of New Mexico, Old Santa Fe Trail' beef jerky.
The beef jerky was distributed to retail stores and through mail orders nationwide. In addition, consumers might have purchased these products from a vendor at the New Mexico State Fair.