Protect Your Family & Guests
Browse 100’s of free meat buying and safe handling tips, meat buying articles, cooking tips for beef, poultry, pork, lamb, veal and wild-game and safe handling tips for meats and other foods.
Free meat recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, game, fish, seafood and a variety of ethnic recipes and much more.
Enjoy a no cost 20 page Barbeque Cooking eBook with our compliments!
Immediate download 24/7. Tell us where to send it below!
Check out our frequently asked questions page, we update often>>> FAQs
The content is from our research and our own experiences in the retail meat business.
Articles beginning with “About” are sourced from USDA and FSIS.
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2018 – Hempler Foods Group, a Ferndale, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 8,535 pounds of ready-to-eat pepperoni sticks due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The ready-to-eat pepperoni stick products were produced from April 20 through May 2, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
- 4 count/case of 2.25-lbs. of “HEMPLER’S FAMILY CLASSIC PEPPERONI, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVORING ADDED” with “PACKED ON” date 04/21/18 and “LOT # 8106.”
- 4 count/case of 2.25-lbs. of “HEMPLER’S FAMILY CLASSIC PEPPERONI, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVORING ADDED” with “PACKED ON” date 04/26/18 and “LOT # 8113.”
- 4 count/case of 2.25-lbs. of “HEMPLER’S FAMILY CLASSIC PEPPERONI, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVORING ADDED” with “PACKED ON” date 05/01/18 and “LOT # 8117B.”
- 4 count/case of 2.25-lbs. of “HEMPLER’S FAMILY CLASSIC PEPPERONI, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVORING ADDED” with “PACKED ON” date 05/02/18 and “LOT # 8117B.”
- 10 count/case of 9-oz. of “HEMPLER’S FAMILY CLASSIC PEPPERONI, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVORING ADDED” with “USE OR FREEZE BY” date 01/15/19 and “LOT # 8106.”
- 10 count/case of 9-oz. of “HEMPLER’S FAMILY CLASSIC PEPPERONI, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVORING ADDED” with “USE OR FREEZE BY” date 01/16/19 and “LOT # 8106.”
- 10 count/case of 9-oz. of “HEMPLER’S FAMILY CLASSIC PEPPERONI, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVORING ADDED” with “USE OR FREEZE BY” date 01/22/19 and “LOT # 8113.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6410” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centers in California, Oregon, Utah and Washington, and then further distributed to retail stores.
The problem was discovered on May 17, 2018, when the firm received a customer complaint that a package of “Hempler’s Family Classic Pepperoni, Natural Smoke Flavor Added,” contained a different product identified as “Hempler’s Pepperoni with Jalapeno and Cheese, Natural Smoke Flavoring Added.” The retail establishment notified the firm, who informed FSIS of the problem.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Tip/Question Of The Day 23rd May 2018
I’d like to know about spices for meat?
The world of seasoning is yours for exploring.
Understand these “mixtures” are created by experimentation, a pinch of this and a pinch of that leads to some exciting new tastes.
Here are some ready made combinations if you do not want to, or have the time to experiment yourself.
American style …barbecue sauce
Italian style… tomatoes, oregano, garlic, basil
Mexican style…cilantro, cumin, oregano, garlic, chilies
Greek style… lemon, garlic, rosemary, mint, oregano
French style… white wine, tarragon, thyme, mustard
Russian style… low-fat sour cream, paprika, onion
Oriental style… ginger, sesame seeds, soy sauce, garlic
Indonesian style… peanut, lime, ginger
Caribbean style… lime, rum, allspice, ginger, garlic
Indian style… curry powder, garlic, chili powder, cinnamon
Recipe of the Week 23rd May 2018
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 ½ pounds of shrimp, peeled
- In a small bowl, mix together Cajun seasonings together (salt, pepper, cayenne, thyme, red pepper flakes, and paprika).
- Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan, and add onion and garlic.
- Sauté over medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add remaining olive oil and lemon juice, and place shrimp in a single layer in the pan.
- Sprinkle shrimp with Cajun seasonings on both sides.
- Cook shrimp until its no longer pink (about 1 to 2 minutes per side).
Other Cooking Methods
If you’d rather grill or roast your shrimp instead of using your stove-top, that’s perfectly fine! For grilling, simply place all ingredients in aluminum foil, seal it up, and grill on high heat for about 10 minutes. To roast this shrimp recipe, drizzle oil on a baking sheet, place shrimp (coated with the other ingredients) on the baking sheet, and roast in the oven at 400 degrees for about 6 to 8 minutes.
Serve your shrimp over a bed of rice or pasta with grilled or sautéed vegetables.