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WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2013 – Mary Ann’s Specialty Foods, a Webster City, Iowa, establishment, is recalling approximately 3,536 pounds of Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Uncured Petite Ham because the establishment number was not included on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]
The package covered by the recall may lack the establishment number "1221W" inside the USDA mark of inspection or elsewhere on the label. Although the producing establishment number was not included, which is a regulatory requirement, the distributor information was available. The products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. These products were produced between Oct. 23, 2013 and Oct. 31, 2013.
The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during routine label verification and may have occurred due to a printing error.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that recalled product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers and members of the media who have questions about the recall can contact Kelly Korleski, Mary Ann's Plant Manager, at (515) 832-4740.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
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|USDA Recall Classifications|
|Class I||This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.|
|Class II||This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.|
|Class III||This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.|