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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions



How is your jerky made?
I've heard that Jerky is used as a survival food.
Why?
How does your jerky have such a long shelf life?
What about Shipping And Handling?
Do you have a privacy policy?


Where does Wild West Beef Jerky Beef come from
and how do I know it's safe?
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Wild West Beef Jerky is made for us by KingB, an American (US) company with over thirty years experience in the Jerky business. It is made in a purpose built plant in Uruguay, South America, specially set up to cater for European needs and to utilise the wonderful quality of beef there. To find out more detail about the quality of beef click here

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How is your jerky made? [top]

Beef Jerky comes exclusively from top quality cattle in Uruguay. The meat is trimmed so it's 100% visibly lean.

Then it is cut, special herbs and spices are added and it is slow-smoked with sweet apple wood, which gives it the great, unique KingB taste we prefer.

Our Beef Jerky is around 96% fat free, low in carbohydrates, calories, very high in protein ( up to 50%) and has an extremely long shelf life without refrigeration.


Is jerky healthy? [top]

It is hard to find a healthier snack food. Take a look at our nutrition page and check out the nutritional graphs!

For those trying to lose weight it is great as it has very low calories and extremely low fat content. For those wanting to put on muscle mass or who are involved in a physical hobby or line of work it has the highest protein content you are likely to find in any food. This will help rebuild aching muscles.

All in all you'd be hard pushed to find a healthier snack.


I've heard that Jerky is used as a survival food.
Why?
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Our jerky is made from solid strips of beef. Once cured and smoked it's weight has decreased by almost two thirds. Therefore, a 25g serving of jerky has the equivalent food value of 80g's of lean steak. However, from a moisture point of view it works out at 200% meat, therefor a 25g bag would be the equivalent of 50g of lean trimmed beef with normal moisture. This means that it takes up less room and weight in a climber or trekker's luggage. The larger packets of jerky come in resealable bags so it doesn't all have to be eaten at once.

the explorer Arved Fuchs Our Wild West Jerky also has a very long shelf life of 18 months so is unlikely to perish, even on the hardest of expeditions.
Arved Fuchs
, the world famous explorer, uses only the highest quality material and foods for his expeditions. In January 2000, Arved Fuchs tested Beef Jerky on his Shackleton 2000 expedition and was completely excited about this delicious and nutritious snack.

Beef Jerky is now an important travel snack for all his expeditions. Recently, he even introduced Beef Jerky on a German television show!

the Illbruck Race TeamThe Illbruck Race Team (ocean racers) have tested and eaten Beef Jerky with great pleasure and success, partly because nutrition plays an essential role in maintaining the crew's performance and concentration levels during a regatta.

Beef Jerky now plays an important role in their food consumption. It was also a delicious snack during the training in Spain (Summer 2000) and at the Sydney-Hobart Race in the southern hemisphere. Beef Jerky will obviously play an important part as a nutritional snack on the hardest ocean regatta in the world: The Volvo Ocean Race, starting in Southampton, England in September 2001.

For all sailors, jerky offers a source of meat that keeps for a year without a fridge. You can cook with it too!

We are proud to sponsor Jonathan Burleigh in his attempt at a solo Sea Kayak circumnavigation of Iceland in May 2003. The journey is set to take around three months and Jonathan will use Wild West Beef Jerky as a major source of protein for his trip. Find out more by going to his web site: Iceland Expedition



Who eats jerky? [top]

Just about everyone eats jerky. Of course vegetarians don't but that's about it. Jerky has been the fastest growing segment of the American snack food market for the last decade and is now found in almost every store that sells any kind of food at all, from garage forecourts to large supermarket chains. Initially, it was the hardworking man and the old fashioned cowboys who used to eat it but now it is even recommended by some as a teething aid for babies!

Jerky has been available on the continent for some time now and between us and our European cousins we have received over 16,000 emails about our jerky!


How does your jerky have such a long shelf life? [top]

Our jerky bags contain small sachets of AgelessTM. Ageless can reduce the oxygen in an airtight package down to 0,01% (100ppm) or less to prolong the product's shelf life. Conventional preservatives, antioxidants, gas purging and vacuum packing are often not effective because they do not completely eliminate the oxygen. With Ageless, the result is longer-lasting freshness and improved quality products. AGELESS conforms with all the relevant food laws and regulations. It has been used for decades in Japan and America for preservation of product freshness.

"Ageless" oxygen absorption system

N.B. Do not eat the ageless oxygen absorber!


Where can I find Wild West Jerky?
Is it available in stores?
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You can of course buy our jerky online at this site. It is also available through our authorized distributors and retailers. They can be found in scattered locations throughout the country.

Please contact us to find your nearest outlet.


What about Shipping And Handling? [top]

There is a small postage charge of £2.00 for all UK orders. Your order will normally be shipped by courier sign for delivery within the UK and airmail for Europe and within 24hrs of us receiving your order unless at the weekend. Remember, our jerky does not require refrigeration. You should always receive your jerky within four or five days of ordering if in the UK. For Europe it varies from country to country and region to region.


How do I know my Credit Card
and personal details are secure?


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We use Sagepay payment gateway and also paypal for our payment system. All transaction information passed between our site and Sage Pay’s systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to our servers from Sage Pay are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. You can be completely assured that nothing you pass to Sage Pay’s servers can be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information.

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The SSL server protects any data sent to it from your browser. It is fully capable of 128 bit key encryption.

Once on our systems, all sensitive data is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards used by, among others, the US Government. The encryption keys are held on state-of-the-art, tamper proof systems in the same family as those used to secure VeriSign's Global Root certificate, making them all but impossible to extract. The data we hold is extremely secure and we are regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.

Sage Pay’s systems are scanned quarterly by Trustwave which are an independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) for the payment card brands.

Sage pay is also audited annually under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and is a fully approved Level 1 payment services provider, which is the highest level of compliance. We are also active members of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) that defines card industry global regulation.

Of course Paypal needs no further introduction. It is widely used and trusted method for millions of online transactions daily.


Do you have a privacy policy? [top]

We do not disclose buyer's information to any third parties. Please refer to the Privacy Statement on our Terms page


How do I contact you if I have
any other questions or comments?
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The first way of contacting us is to email info@wildwestjerky.co.uk
Alternatively phone or fax +44 (0) 1851672700

... based in the wild west of ScotlandWrite to:


Wild West Foods (UK) Ltd
Unit 2 Eireastadh
Crowlista
Isle of Lewis
Scotland
HS2 9JG



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