September 30, 2001
Sugardale Foods Recalls Ham
Canton, Ohio (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Freshmark, Inc., doing business as Sugardale
Foods is recalling 13,000 pounds of ready-to-eat ham because the products
may be underprocessed.
This is the first public notice of
recall issued by the FSIS.
All products being recalled were produced on Aug. 23 and 27,
2001 and bear the establishment number ?EST. 92? inside the USDA seal of
inspection on the label.
This ready-to-eat ham was distributed to retail and institutional
establishments in Arizona, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio and
The following products are subject to recall:
?SUPERIOR?S BRAND VILLAGE TAVERN Brown Sugar Cured BONELESS HAM? in 5 lb.
bags with product code WB9337, ?SELL BY 12-09,? and production date code
2935. This product was distributed to retail establishments in Ohio and
?SUPERIOR?S BRAND VILLAGE TAVERN BONELESS PIT HAM WITH NATURAL JUICES? in
10-12 lb. bags with a product code BV9335 and production date code 0984.
This product was distributed to institutions and retail establishments in
Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
Super Tru Brand Meats ?Prestige Brown Sugar BONELESS HAM? in 5 lb. bags with
product code BV9335, ?SELL BY 12-09,? and production date code 2955. This
product was distributed to retail establishments in Michigan, Arizona and
?Because of the potential hazard of foodborne illness, I urge consumers who
have purchased the suspect product not to eat it and return it to the place
of purchase,? said Margaret O?K. Glavin, FSIS acting administrator. ?FSIS is
informing the public so consumers who may have purchased and stored the
product in their refrigerators or freezers can know to check. Diners may
also wish to ask if their meal contains the recalled products.?
Sugardale Foods identified this problem after receiving a consumer
complaint. No illnesses or injuries associated with consumption of these
products have been reported. Anyone concerned about an illness should
contact a physician.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Bill Eisel, Director
of Quality Assurance, Sugardale Foods, at (800) 860-6777. Media with
questions may contact Phil Whitfield, President of Media Vision at (312)
Consumers with 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.