Snacks & Candy

Buc-ee’s Recalls Beef Jerky Due to Metal Contamination

690 pounds of the product removed from shelves; no illnesses have been reported

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Nearly 700 pounds of beef jerky sold at convenience store retailer Buc-ees are being recalled due to metal contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant, the manufacturer of Buc-ee’s Hill Country Brand Teriyaki Beef Jerky, is recalling 690 pounds of the product because it may contain harmful materials, including pieces of hard metal. The El Campo, Texas-based manufacturer recalled the jerky after a customer found metal in the product’s 4-ounce plastic pouch.

No illnesses have been reported; however, the Department of Agriculture urges consumers who have purchased the jerky to discard it or return it for a refund.

This comes at a crucial time for the CPG industry, which has experienced numerous product recalls in 2018 because of contamination or mislabeling issues. Some of the recalled products include Mondelez’s Ritz Crackers, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers and Flowers Foods' Swiss Rolls.

Lake Jackson, Texas-based Buc-ee’s has more than 30 convenience stores in the Lone Star State.

Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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