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October 29, 1999

Farmland brand Water added Hams in 10 Pound Cans Recalled

Carroll, IA (SafetyAlerts) - Farmland Foods, Inc is recalling approximately 13,000 pounds of it's Farmland brand Water added Ham due to underprocessing.  A small portion of this cooked ham was inadvertently shipped uncooked.

"Farmland" brand Water Added Ham in 10-pound Pullman cans are labeled "Perishable/Keep Under Refrigeration" and were packed June 22, 1999.  The cans bear the code "1739" in addition to "717C" in the USDA mark of inspection. Shipping cases are coded with the numbers "120230" plus "1739".

The recalled hams were sold in New Jersey, North Carolina, Wisconsin and New Mexico

The firm was notified by one of its customers, on October 25, 1999, that some containers of product in their possession were swollen. After an evaluation of the product at the customers warehouse and a review of plants production records, the firm initiated a recall and notified the Food Safety and Inspection Service on October 26, 1999.

The firm has notified its customers by telephone and by facsimile transmission of recall letters and will follow-up with additional telephone calls.  Any questions concerning this recall can be directed to Sherlyn Manson, Director, Corp. Communications, 816-459-6230

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