Misbranding and undeclared allergens prompt RTE ham recall

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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Hahn Bros. Inc recalls over 115,000 lbs. of RTE ham products.
 
WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced Hahn Brothers Inc., a Westminster, Maryland, establishment, is recalling approximately 115,773 lbs. of ready-to-eat (RTE) ham products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain malted barley, a known allergen, which is not declared on the final product label.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

The following products were produced from Dec. 17, 2015 to July 27, 2017 and are subject to recall:

• 1.75-lb. of vacuum-packed mini ham packages containing “Lou’s Garrett Valley Natural, All Natural black forest seasoned uncured ham nugget, FULLY COOKED WOOD SMOKED” with a case code 74045.

The products being recalled bear establishment “EST. 2000” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They shipped to a distributor in New Jersey and were then distributed to retail locations.

The problem was discovered when the FSIS Office of Public Health Science (OPHS) received a consumer complaint on July 11, regarding a mislabeling of Lou’s Garret Valley Black Forest Seasoned Uncured Ham Nugget produced by Hahn Bros. The complainant noted that malted barley is listed as an ingredient on the company’s website, but is not listed as an ingredient on the product label.

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