Who would’ve thought there’d be an outlet store for jerky??? But, yes there is. Beef Jerky Outlet has some 14 stores in 4 states – with more scheduled to open in 2014.
And, while you’re out there looking for jerky at the local outlet – don’t miss out on all the other outlet malls, outlet stores and factory stores here in Texas. Find the one closest to you on our new pages that make outlet shopping in Texas EASY. All available on ‘This Is Our Texas’. Visit site here. And, what’s out favorite outlet? The chocolate outlet in Corsicana, of course!
Note: We’re in the process of adding more outlet stores, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for . . . check back.
Jerky in the News
Surprisingly, haven’t heard either one of these two stories on the local news or in local papers. And, in spite of their having been reported two months ago – thought it worthwhile to pass them along in case someone had purchased some of the affected products and still had them at home.
The first recall was mandated by the USDA and has to do with the company Prime Snax.  Seems that some 90,000 lbs. of jerky was processed with soy lecithin (an allergen) – but the company failed to list it on the ingredients label. The jerky affected by this recall was produced before February 2, 2014. The brands affected were distributed nationwide and are as follows:
- Arizona Jacks Brand
- Desert Star Brand
- Southwest Trail Brand
- Terrell Brand
- Kettle Creek Brand
Each one of these brands has assorted products that are subject to the recall. Look for the ‘establishment number – EST 18961′. This will be inside the USDA inspection mark with a date on the packages prior to August 11, 2015.
To read more about specific products – visit this link.
Ground Beef Recall
This next recall concerns over 15,000 lbs. of ground beef contaminated by one of the E. coli strains.  First reported in the Fort Worth area, this recall hits a little closer to home – and in spite of the fact that it also was reported in February, 2014 – I’m posting for information so you can check any ground beef you may have stored in your freezer.
The Texas stores that were shown to have carried the contaminated beef are:
- Super 1 Foods (Longview)
- Super 1 Foods (Mt. Pleasant)
- Super 1 Foods (Texarkana)
- Super 1 Foods (Tyler)
- Fresh by Brookshire’s (Tyler)
To check any ground beef you may have, look for the ‘establishment number Est 34715′ inside the USDA inspection mark .
To read more about the specific products that were contaminated – visit this link.
By David Moncrief