USDA Issues Health Warning for Pruski’s Market Jerky Over Undeclared Soy Allergen

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The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for meat and poultry jerky products from Pruski’s Market, citing concerns of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products, produced between September 21 and November 9, may contain soy—an allergen not listed on the product labels.

While no recall has been requested since the affected products are no longer available for purchase, the FSIS urges consumers to refrain from consumption. The implicated items include various packages of “Pruski’s Market Spicy Beef Jerky,” “Pruski’s Market Beef Jerky,” “Pruski’s Market Turkey Jerky,” and “HOOSER CUSTOM MEATS BEEF JERKY MESQUITE SMOKED,” with specific “SELL BY” dates.

The affected items and their respective details are as follows:

  1. “Pruski’s Market Spicy Beef Jerky” (1.75-oz., 2.75-oz., and 8-oz. packages) with “SELL BY” dates from 03/21/24 through 05/09/24.
  2. “Pruski’s Market Beef Jerky” (1.75-oz., 2.75-oz., and 8-oz. packages) with “SELL BY” dates from 03/21/24 through 05/09/24.
  3. “Pruski’s Market Turkey Jerky” (1.75-oz., 2.75-oz., and 8-oz. packages) with “SELL BY” dates from 03/21/24 through 05/09/24.
  4. “HOOSER CUSTOM MEATS BEEF JERKY MESQUITE SMOKED” (3-oz. packages) with a “SELL BY” date of 04/23/24.

Additionally, packages purchased by weight at the retail counter, containing “Beef Jerky Regular,” “Spicy Beef Jerky,” or “Turkey Jerky” with Pack Dates ranging from 9/21/23 through 11/9/23 are also affected.

Some items bear the establishment number “EST.19908” and were distributed to retail locations in Texas. Jerky items purchased by weight at Pruski’s Market retail counter lack the establishment number and mark of inspection on the label. The issue was identified during FSIS verification. Consumers are advised to check product labels for the specified dates and avoid consuming the affected jerky.