If you had beef jerky recently, or have a supply of jerky in your home, you may want to trash it.

What’s Going On?

The USDA (Department of Agriculture) is putting out a recall on beef jerky products.

Last week, Boyd Specialties LLC recalled over 1600 pounds of ready-to-eat jerky products that may be contaminated with listeria.

According to the announcement, there have been no confirmed reports of reactions due to the jerky, but if anyone is concerned about an illness they should contact their healthcare provider.

The Food Service And Inspection Service suggests that if beef jerky is in your pantry or cabinets, it should be also thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

 

What is Listeria, And What Are The Effects Of It?

According to the announcement, listeria infection can be deadly to people with weakened immune systems. It also spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.

It has been known to cause complications during pregnancy such as miscarriage, premature delivery, and life-threatening infections to the newborn.

It can also reportedly cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms.

Is There A Cure, Can Listeriosis Be Treated?

According to the USDA announcement, Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. It's probably best to catch it early though.

I know there are a lot of Texans who enjoy beef jerky and flavored beef jerky.

So here are pictures of the recalled beef jerky. If I were you, I would take the advice of the United States Department Of Agriculture and dispose of the jerky until there's an update. Better safe than sorry, even if it's hard to party with one of our favorite (and most expensive) snacks.

 

Have You Had Any Of This Recalled Beef Jerky?

If you had beef jerky recently, or have a supply of jerky in your home you may want to trash it.

What’s Going On?

The USDA (Department of Agriculture) is putting out a recall on beef jerky products.
Last week, Boyd Specialties LLC, recalled over 1600 pounds of ready-to-eat jerky products that may be contaminated with listeria.

According to the announcement, there have been no confirmed reports of reactions due to the jerky and if anyone is concerned about an illness they should contact their healthcare provider.

The Food Service And Inspection Service suggests that if beef jerky is in your pantry or cabinets, it should be also thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

What is Listeria, And What Are The Effects Of It?

According to the announcement, listeria infection can be deadly to people with weakened immune systems, it also spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.
It has been known to cause complications during pregnancy such as miscarriage, premature delivery, and life-threatening infections to the newborn,
Reportedly, it can also cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms.

Is There A Cure, Can Listeriosis Be Treated?

According to the USDA announcement, Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics.

I know there are a lot of Texans who enjoy beef jerky and flavored beef jerky.
If I were you, I would take the advice of the United States Department Of Agriculture and wait to purchase jerky until there's an update.

Here are a list of jerky being recalled:

 

Here's a complete list of labels and more pictures of recalled Jerky.

 

Blue Bell Ice Cream On The List of Top 15 Brands Nationwide

Blue Bell is the official ice cream of Texas, and my personal favorite. According to a new list of the 15 best brands of ice cream nationwide, Blue Bell was ranked in the middle.

In addition to ingredients, texture, and variety, Tasting Table used Influenster and other site reviews as part of its ranking process.

Scroll on to find out how Blue Bell compared to the number one ice cream, and how all 15 on the list were judged.

 

Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books

Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.

Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.

Texas has plenty of strange rules and regulations that you could technically be prosecuted for if you violate them, since they've never been amended. Some of these are only for specific cities and not state-wide, but all of them are pretty odd!

Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.

 

Did You Know Texas Is One of the Top 10 Haunted States in the Nation?

Two years ago, the Lone Star State was named the most haunted state in America, according to Forbes magazine.

Texas has moved down on the list from movebuddha.com, but we're still in the top 10.

Don't be scared...scroll onward to see which state currently holds the #1 spot for most haunted in the nation.