U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
Smoked boneless hams. Various brands of ham products, including boneless, sliced, chopped, and honey hams, produced under a number of labels.
Produced March 9-12; various codes
Adulterated with gear lubricant grease
At least 3 consumer complaints of bad taste and burning in throat for 1-3 hours.
Smithfield Packing Co.,
Troy Wilkerson, director of quality assurance for Smithfield. 757-357-1376
490,877 lbs. total production (some product in inventory)
Primarily for food service and delicatessen use with a small percentage sold in retail packages.
To user level
Company notifying customers directly
District Enforcement conducting effectiveness checks to see that customers are being notified and product returned
April 1, 1998