Frickenschmidt Foods LLC recalls Ready-to-Eat Beef Sticks due to poor branding

WASHINGTON, February 22, 2022 – Frickenschmidt Foods LLC, a Lockwood, Mo. facility, is recalling approximately 5,795 pounds of ready-to-eat beef stick products due to misbranding, the Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. United States Department of Agriculture Foods (FSIS). The product contains and declares wheat as an ingredient, but incorrectly states “gluten-free” on the label.

Ready-to-eat teriyaki beef sticks were packaged on November 30, 2021, December 1, 2021, and January 28, 2021. The following products are being recalled [view labels]:

  • 1.5oz. individually sealed packages of “HIGH PROTEIN SNACK TERIYAKI BEEF WICKED CUTZ BEEF STICK” with lot code 113022, 120122 or 012823 printed in blue ink on the back of the product packaging.

The recalled products bear the establishment number “M33928”, which is printed in blue ink on the back of the product packaging. These items were shipped to outlets nationwide and sold through online sales.

The problem was discovered when the distribution company informed the establishment that the product is labeled as “gluten-free”, but mentions wheat in the declaration of ingredients.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse effects due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider.

FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ pantries. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS regularly conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling companies are notifying their customers of the recall and that steps are being taken to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall may contact Steven Ogden, Production Manager, Frickenschmidt Foods LLC at 417-232-4401 or [email protected]

Consumers with questions about food safety can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or chat live via Ask the USDA 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also view food safety messages on Ask the USDA or email a question to [email protected] For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System is accessible 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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