April 1, 1998Smithfield Packing Co. Recalls 490,877 lbs. of Ham
KINSTON, NC (SafetyAlerts) - Smithfield Packing
Co. today announced the recall of 490,877 lbs. of Smoked boneless hams, sold under various
brands, because the product may be adulterated with gear lubricant grease. The recalls ham
products, including boneless, sliced, chopped, and honey hams, were produced under a
number of labels between March 9 and March 12.
The hams were sold primarily for food service and
delicatessen use with a small percentage sold in retail packages. There have been at
least 3 consumer complaints of bad taste and burning in throat for 1-3 hours.
Consumers with questions may call Troy Wilkerson,
director of quality assurance for Smithfield at 757-357-1376
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