The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that 502 Boundary Blvd. Inc., headquartered in Algona, Washington, has issued a recall of 8,694 pounds of ham products because they may be contaminated with rubber. Produced and packed by Sofina Foods in London, Ontario on July 18, 2016, the affected products were exported to the United States – the only country where they were distributed – on July 21, 2016. They were then shipped to Costco and Sam’s Club distribution centers and stores in Washington, Utah, and Alaska.
The boneless, ready-to-eat hams were packed in 6.02-lb. vacuum-sealed packages labelled as “Fletcher’s Fine Foods CLASSICS Black Forest Brand Ham with Natural Juices.” This label also contains the phrases “Product of Canada” and “Est. #337.” The packaging code listed is 16 OC 2016.
The manufacturing error was revealed after a consumer bought the Black Forest Ham product and alerted officials that it had various pieces of what looked like rubber in it. Consumers are advised to either dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase.
If you purchased this product, do not eat it Throw it away or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund.