The Cure House, a Louisville, KY. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of cured pork products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The cured ham items were produced from 2009 through Dec. 19, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:
- Various weights of individually wrapped “Woodland’s Pork Mountain Ham” products with no label.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. 44888” inside the USDA mark of inspection; however, this firm was not issued a USDA grant of inspection by FSIS. These items were shipped to distributors in Kentucky and New Jersey.
The problem was discovered when FSIS was alerted by the State of Kentucky, Food Safety Branch, of an operation receiving federally inspected not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) hams and further processing these hams without the benefit of FSIS inspection. A subsequent Office of Investigation, Enforcement, and Audit (OIEA) investigation confirmed the allegation on Dec. 17.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
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.