Approximately 8,694 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with rubber were recalled by 502 Boundary Blvd. Inc., formerly known as Fletcher’s Fine Foods Ltd., of Algona, Washington, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
Ham product recalled:
6.02-pound vacuum-sealed packages containing one “Fletcher’s Fine Foods CLASSICS Black Forest Brand Ham with Natural Juices.”
These items were shipped to Costco and Sam’s Club establishments and distribution centers in Alaska, Utah and Washington.
The products were produced and packed by Sofina Foods, a London, Ontario, Canada 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 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.
Consumer discovery of rubber
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.