Recall Notification Report

Recall Notification Report 059-2018 (Beef Jerky Products)

Class III Recall 059-2018
Jul 6, 2018

Congressional and Public Affairs
Veronika Pfaeffle 
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, July 6, 2018 – Tillamook Country Smoker, LLC, a Bay City, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 102 pounds of ready-to-eat beef jerky products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The beef jerky products may contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) that is not declared on the finished product labels.

The ready-to-eat teriyaki beef jerky items were packaged and produced on June 7, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:  [View Label (PDF only)]

  • 0.48 lbs. tray packages containing “Tillamook Country Smoker Teriyaki Beef Jerky” with lot code 11588 and best by unopened-date 03/09/19.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “9295” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to distribution centers in Utah and North Carolina.          

The problem was discovered on July 5, 2018 by the firm during a routine label review.  Specifically, the firm produced “Old Fashioned Silver Dollar Beef Jerky” products with case code 81471, and inadvertently labeled the products within the case with the “Teriyaki Beef Jerky” label. The “Old Fashioned Silver Dollar Beef Jerky” contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), but the Teriyaki Beef Jerky does not. 

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.  

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Ashley Brandt, Vice President of Marketing, Tillamook Country Smoker, at (763) 656-9014.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

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.
Last Modified Jul 06, 2018

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