The gargantuan recall of meat from Petaluma slaughterhouse Rancho Feeding Corp. has snared major retailers such as Hot Pockets and Jack in the Box.
And now, on a much smaller scale, it has even affected Sonoma’s own Krave Jerky.
According to company founder Jon Sebastiani, the fallout for Krave was “very minor,” affecting 1,000 cases of one flavor packaged on a single day in September 2013.
On that day, he said, “One of our co-packers in Salt Lake City had inadvertently and also unknowingly bought from the Rancho beef” while packaging Krave’s garlic chili pepper beef jerky.
As the U.S. Department of Agriculture continues its investigation into Rancho, tracing the many paths taken by 8.7-million pounds of recalled meat, it noticed the Krave connection and notified the company two weeks ago, Sebastiani said.