FAIRMONT, W.Va. - A West Virginia-based beef jerky manufacturer has issued a recall on about 109 pounds of its product after the federal Food Safety and Inspection Service found it was not safe to eat.
Lone Star Western Beef Inc., a company in Fairmont, issued the recall on all 1-, 3- and 16-ounce packages of "Lone Star Western Beef Inc. Original Beef Jerky" produced on Aug. 12 after the FSIS discovered the products were not processed at a safe temperature.
The products were shipped to a distributor in north-central West Virginia and sold to retail stores, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which includes in the FSIS. Establishments in Fairmont, Morgantown, Rivesville, Weston and Jane Lew, as well as other places, may have received the bad jerky, according to the FSIS.
Each bag of jerky has the establishment number -- EST. 19563 -- printed inside the USDA mark of inspection.
FSIS and Lone Star have not received complaints of illness from consumers of the products, according to the release. But FSIS has categorized the recall as "Class I," which it defines as "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."