December 12, 2018

Byron Center Wholesale Meats In MI Recalls Ham Products

Byron Center Wholesale Meats of Byron Center, Michigan is recalling approximately 6,586 pounds of ham products that were produced without a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products were produced before March 1, 2013 and were distributed in Michigan and Indiana.

ham-recallThe recalled products bear the establishment number “Est. 2592” inside the USDA mark of inspection and are as follows: Seven Sons Family Farms & Co. Diced Ham (fully cooked), Smoked Ham Sliced (ready to cook/fully cooked) and Smoked Ham Roast (ready to cook/fully cooked) in various weights; Heffron Farms Diced Ham (ready to cook), Smoked Ham Sliced (ready to cook), Smoked Ham Roast(ready to cook), Ground Ham Smoked Pork, Smoked Ham Hocks (ready to cook) and Picnic Hams (ready to cook) in various weight packages. And Byron Center Meats Semi Boneless Ham (ready to cook), Canadian Bacon (not fully cooked), Smoked Ham Hocks, Smoked Pork Chops (ready to cook) and Smoked Picnic Hams in various sizes.

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector who observed personnel making diced and sliced ham products from whole hams. The hams were labeled as fully cooked, but the company does not have a HACCP plan for fully cooked product or a Listeria control program. FSIS then discovered that other Ready-To-Eat and heat-treated products produced without HACCP plans. HACCP plans, in which establishments identify potential hazards associated with a given product, and identify a means of addressing those hazards in the production process, are required for all products.

At this time no illnesses have beeb reported in connection with the recalled products.  Anyone concerned about an illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

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