FSIS announces ready-to-eat ham recall

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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Fineberg Packaging Co. recalls ham products due to possible Listeria contamination.
 

WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Memphis, Tennessee-based Fineberg Packing Co. Inc. is recalling approximately 8,822 lbs. of ready-to-eat ham products due to possible adulteration by Listeria monocytogenes.

The following hickory smoked and BBQ ham items packaged on January 16, 2017, are subject to recall:

• 14-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing “FINEBERG’S Finest Danish Brand BBQ Flavored Ham” with Sell by date 03/26/2017 and case code 17016.

• 30.6-lb. boxes containing 2 vacuum-sealed packages of “Holly Brand hickory smoked fully cooked HAM” with case code 17016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 428” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The problem was discovered during a Food Safety Assessment conducted by an FSIS employee. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.   

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