January 2, 2002
Ohio Firm Has Recalled Ham Products
Columbus, Ohio (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Ohio Packing Company
15,000 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with non-food foreign
material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection
Service announced today.
The products being recalled are as follows:
"Harvest GOLDEN SERVE HAM WATER ADDED HICKORY SMOKED FULLY COOKED," stamped
with code date 01352 on the label
"Kingsbury 96 ROYAL BUFFET HAM Water Added," stamped with code date 01353 on
"DUTCH CREEK FOODS SMOKED BONELESS HAM WATER ADDED FULLY COOKED," stamped
with code date 01354 on the label
"Harvest HICK’RY HAM WATER ADDED FULLY COOKED BONELESS OVAL SHAPE," stamped
with code date 01355 on the label
"Harvest HICK’RY HAM WATER ADDED FULLY COOKED BONELESS OVAL SHAPE,"
half-ham, stamped with code date 01352 on the label
"Harvest FULLY COOKED HOLIDAY HAM WATER ADDED," stamped with code date 01352
and 01353 on the label
"CINCINNATI DELI STYLE HAM WATER ADDED BONELESS FULLY COOKED," stamped with
code date 01352 on the label
The recalled products were produced between Dec. 17 and Dec. 21. "EST. 736"
appears inside the USDA mark of inspection on the labels. The products were
distributed to institutional establishments in Ohio.
"Because of the potential health hazard from consumption of these products,
consumers need to be aware of this recall," said Margaret Glavin, acting
FSIS administrator. "Consumers may wish to ask at places where they consume
meals if the product or meal contains the recalled product."
The problem was discovered when the company’s supplier of boned fresh hams
notified the company and FSIS that a tampering event had occurred at the
Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Carla Wilke
Jones, vice president of Ohio Packing Company, at (614) 239-1600.
Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday, and recorded food
safety messages are available 24 hours a day.