WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Olymel S.E.C./L.P., a Quebec-based establishment, is recalling approximately 6,804 lbs of ready-to-eat (RTE) ham products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis.

The problem was discovered when FSIS collected a routine product import sample that was confirmed positive for the presence of Salmonella Enteritidis­­­. The product subject to recall was determined by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to be associated with the FSIS positive sample result.

The ham items were packaged on Nov. 5, 2020, and bear Canadian establishment number 180 inside the Canadian inspection mark located below the ingredient list.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12-lb plastic film vacuum package of “Celebrity EXTRA LEAN IMPORTED HAM 98% FAT FREE” with product codes “20309 11 – 91”, “20309 21 – 91”, “20309 31 – 91” or “20309 51 – 91” printed on the side of the packaging.

These products were shipped to distributors in California for further distribution for institutional use.

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