A Canadian company is recalling ham products after a complaint was received that there were rubber pieces in the ham. These restructured hams are fully cooked / ready-to-eat. The meat items were imported into the US and were sold at Costco and Sam's club
FSIS Recall Notice
502 Boundary Blvd. Recalls Black Forest Ham Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Class II Recall 085-2016
Health Risk: Low Sep 21, 2016
Congressional and Public Affairs
Julie Schwartz (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 – 502 Boundary Blvd. Inc., formerly known as Fletcher’s Fine Foods Ltd., an Algona, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 8,694 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were produced and packed by Sofina Foods, a London, Ont., establishment, and exported to the United States on July 21, 2016. This product was only distributed to the United States.
The boneless, ready-to-eat ham items were produced on July 18, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]
6.02-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing one “Fletcher’s Fine Foods CLASSICS Black Forest Brand Ham with Natural Juices.”
The products subject to recall bear “Product of Canada” and “Est. #337” on the label. The ready-to-eat ham products bear packaging code 16 OC 2016. These items were shipped to Costco and Sam’s Club establishments and distribution centers in Alaska, Utah, and Washington.
The problem was discovered when a retail location received a consumer complaint regarding the Black Forest Ham product. The consumer reported having found various sized pieces of what appeared to be rubber material embedded in the product.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Consumer Call Centre at 1-(855)-763-4621. Media with questions about the recall can contact Daniele Dufour, Senior Director, Communications and Public Relations, at (905) 747-3322 Ext. 2118.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.