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70 varieties of beef jerky recalled over listeria concerns

Beef jerky sold by Boyd Specialties of California has been recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes concerns. The recalled jerky was sold in stores in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

The recall covered brands such as Humboldt Jerky Co., Smokehouse Jerky Co., Ranchview Jerky Co., and more. The flavored jerky included Carne Asada, Mango Habanero, Cracked Black Pepper, and others. All told there were at least 70 varieties and more than 1,600 pounds of jerky recalled by Boyd Specialties and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Listeria contamination isn’t normally that large of a concern for young and healthy adults. Often resulting in little more than some muscle aches, stiffness, headaches, and nausea. Children, the elderly, those with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women are more susceptible though. For these individuals, Listeria monocytogenes leading to Listeriosis can be extremely dangerous. Sometimes resulting in serious illness, death, and in pregnant mothers stillbirths.

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