Raber's Packing Company of Peoria is recalling 21 pounds of its beef jerky because the product was uninspected, according to the Illinois Department of Agriculture news release. Under state and federal regulations, meat products produced without the benefit of inspection are considered unfit for human consumption and are required to be recalled. The product subject to the recall was sold in 25 ounce bags labeled Grand Champion Raber's Original Beef Jerky. The packaging bears the establishment number 9 inside the Illinois mark of inspection and a code of 192. The beef jerky was produced July 2nd and then distributed for retail sale in Peoria. IDOA discovered the potential health hazard during a routine inspection. Its meat and poultry inspector determined the product was not produced using a mandatory HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan, a systematic, preventative approach to food safety that seeks to eliminate risks from biological, chemical and physical hazards in production processes. Neither the IDOA nor the company has received any reports of illnesses due to consumption of the recalled product. Anyone concerned they may have contracted a food borne illness should contact their health care provider.
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