EPIC Recalls Animal Fat/Lard Cooking Oils
Austin, TX (June 16, 2017) –Epic today announced a recall of all Epic animal fat/lard cooking oils including duck fat, beef tallow, grass fed beef tallow, bison tallow, and pork fat. No other Epic products are included in this recall.
This recall is being issued as a precaution because of a production issue that may result in the growth of unsafe bacteria in the product, a potential food safety risk. No consumer illnesses have been reported related to this issue to date.
Products listed below are included in the recall:
EPIC Cage-Free Duck Fat [all]
EPIC Pastured Pork Fat [all]
EPIC Grass Fed Beef Tallow [all]
EPIC Bison Tallow [all]
EPIC Organic Pork Fat [all]
Epic is committed to providing high-quality products, and the safety of its consumers is the company’s utmost priority. Epic is working to resolve the production issue as quickly as possible. Consumers are advised to discard any product in their possession that is included in this recall and contact Epic consumer relations at 1-844-370-1971 for a refund or an Epic product certificate. The consumer relations hotline will be staffed from 7:30am to 5:30pm CST. A consumer Q&A is available at Epicbar.com/animaloil-faq.
Epic Animal Oils Q&A
Q. What product is being recalled?
A. All Epic cooking oils including Beef Tallow, Pork Fat, Duck Fat, and Bison Tallow are included in the recall. . If you have some in your pantry or refrigerator, just throw it out.
Q: Is the recalled product used in Epic bars?
A: No. The only Epic products impacted by this recall are the cooking oils.
Q. Was there something wrong with the animals and that’s why you are recalling the fat?
A: No. The reason for the recall is a production issue. Our testing has shown the conditions in the jar could allow unsafe bacteria to grow.
Q. Are there specific production dates for the recall?
A. Out of an abundance of caution, we are advising that all products be discarded. If you have some in your pantry or refrigerator, just throw it out. This includes all product produced over the past year.
Q. What is the reason for the recall?
A. This recall is being issued as a precaution because of a production issue that may result in potential for a food safety risk.
Q. Has anyone reported getting sick from this product?
A. We have not received any reported consumer illnesses related to this issue to date. This is a precaution because of a production issue that might result in someone getting sick.
Q: My whole family ate a meal produced with this product –will we get sick?
A: We are recalling the product as a precautionary measure. No consumer illnesses have been reported. If you feel ill you should consult with your physician.
Q. What should consumers do if they have one of the recalled products?
A. Consumers are advised to discard any product that they have that is included in this recall and contact Epic Consumer Relations at 1-844-370-1971 for a refund or an Epic product certificate.