Foreign-matter contamination prompts recall

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Philadelphia-based E.G. Emils & Sons recalled approximately 5,896 lbs. of deli ham on concerns the product may be contaminated with foreign matter, the US Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported.

An employee at a Wegman's deli department discovered the problem while slicing ham, FSIS noted. The extraneous material was traced to a piece of plastic that broke off from an interlocker belt. No injuries have been reported.

Affected product subject to the recall is “Wegman’s Food You Feel Good About Organic Ham,” Wegman’s Private Label with pack lot numbers 14941309, 14941310 and 14941311.

The ham product bears “EST 9935” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the labels and was produced May 29, 2014. The product was shipped to Wegman’s locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia to be sliced at deli counters. The organic ham was sold between June 12 and June 25, according to FSIS.
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