Oklahoma processor recalls 2.68 million lbs. of ham

by Bryan Salvage
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SEMINOLE, OKLA. — Approximately 2.68 million lbs. of fully cooked ham products are being recalled by Sigma Processed Meats Inc. because they contain monosodium glutamate (M.S.G.) and it is undeclared on the label, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The fully cooked ham products were produced on March 1 through June 9, 2009, and were distributed to retail stores, service delis and wholesale distributors. The company discovered the problem. F.S.I.S. has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

Products subject to recall include:

  • 12-lb., 5.5-ounce bags of "FUD, Original, Cooked Ham, and water product 40% of weight is added ingredients," packed in cases.
  • 12-lb., 5.5-ounce bags of "Sigma foods, FUD, Original, Cooked Ham, and water product 40% of weight is added ingredients, Si iSabe!" packed in cases.

Each label bears the establishment number "EST. 34447" inside the U.S.D.A. mark of inspection and a "Use By" date of "May 23-Sept. 7, 2009." Each case bears the identifying case code of "01106."

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