Press Release from Terry Kleoppel

The owner of Alma’s Farm Fresh Meats has voluntarily withdrawn State Grant of Inspection for a brief period of time. The Missouri Department of Agriculture has agreed to work with Alma to help make improvements to the facility, and to produce a better quality fully cooked product.

The production of retail and custom exempt operations were not halted during the investigation of the inspected products that were recalled. The only products that were determined to be of any possible health risk were the regular snack stick, snack sticks with pepper jack cheese, and snack sticks with jalapeños that was slightly undercooked.

Everything else was recalled for mislabeling of product with the inspection legend.  Alma will continue to do custom exempt slaughter and processing, and will be selling retail exempt products.