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July 30, 1999

Dearborn Sausage Co. Recalls Hams Because of Listeria

DEARBORN, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), a branch of the Department of Agriculture, has announced the recall of approximately 200 pounds of Dearborn brand "Spiral Sliced Ham with Glaze Packet" and "Sliced Hickory Ham" because the product has been found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

As of today, 67 pounds of the recalled ham has not been returned to the company. Todd Meier, Vice President of Marketing for the Michigan based company, stated that the unaccounted for hams were sold to food service distributors in the Metro Detroit area and may have reached the consumer level. There is no indication that the hams have been distributed beyond the Detroit area.

The Spiral Sliced Ham with Glaze Packet is packaged with one whole or one half ham in a box, and Dearborn brand Sliced Hickory Ham packaged with three individual whole hams in a box. The contaminated product can be identified by the packaging date of July 20, 1999, and the codes of H56197A, H56194A, H56194B or G76196A,  is located after "LOT NO." on the outer box.

Dearborn Sausage Co. has notified customers orally and by letter of this recall.

Customers with questions can call Mr. Todd Meier, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Dearborn Sausage Company at (313) 842-2375, extension 3035.



The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.