The Ohio Department of Agriculture issued a press release on Sunday, stating Fort Defiance Meats, based in Defiance, has issued a voluntary recall for kippered beef products due to a processing deviation, and a recall for snack sticks due to being produced without inspection.The products being recalled include:
• Individual random weight kippered beef packages in the following flavors: Hot, Barbecue, Peppered, Regular, Cajun, Kippered Beef with Jalapenos, Mesquite.
• Jalapeno and Cheddar Snack Sticks with a pack on date of July 12, 2014 and Regular Snack Sticks with a pack on date of July 7, 2014.
The kippered beef products recalled were produced from July 17, 2012-July 11, 2014 and bear the establishment number EST. 1324 inside the Ohio mark of inspection. The products were sold through the plant’s store in Defiance, as well as two local convenience stores in the Defiance area.
• The snack sticks, which were produced without the benefit of inspection, also bear the establishment number EST. 1324 inside the Ohio mark of inspection and were sold only at the retail store in Defiance.
The problem was discovered by inspectors who found that there have been no cooking records for this product since Jan. 30th.
There have been no reports of illness due to the products.