Michigan wholesaler recalls ham products

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Byron Center Wholesale Meats, Byron Center, Mich., recalled approximately 6,586 lbs. of ham products that were produced without a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.

An FSIS inspector discovered the problem after observing personnel making diced and sliced ham products from whole hams. The product was labeled as fully cooked, but the company does not have a HACCP plan for fully cooked products or a Listeria control program, according to the agency. FSIS found additional ready-to-eat and heat-treated products produced without HACCP plans. Processing plants require HACCP programs be maintained for products manufactured at a facility.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of the ham products.

The products subject to recall include:

• Various weight packages of "Seven Sons Family Farms & Co." Diced Ham (fully cooked), Smoked Ham Sliced (ready to cook/fully cooked) and Smoked Ham Roast (ready to cook/fully cooked).

• Various weight packages of "Heffron Farms" Diced Ham (ready to cook), Smoked Ham Sliced (ready to cook), Smoked Ham Roast(ready to cook), Ground Ham Smoked Pork, Smoked Ham Hocks (ready to cook) and Picnic Hams (ready to cook).

• Various weight packages of "Byron Center Meats" Semi Boneless Ham (ready to cook), Canadian Bacon (not fully cooked), Smoked Ham Hocks, Smoked Pork Chops (ready to cook) and Smoked Picnic Hams.

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