News Release

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Deli Ham Product Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Class II Recall 042-2014
Health Risk: Low Jun 27, 2014
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Congressional and Public Affairs 
Alexandra Tarrant 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 – E. G. Emils & Sons, Inc., a Philadelphia, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,896 pounds of deli ham product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following product is subject to USDA recall:

  • “Wegman’s Food You Feel Good About Organic Ham,” Wegman’s Private Label with pack lot numbers 14941309, 14941310 and 14941311. 

This product bears “EST 9935” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the labels and was produced May 29, 2014. The product was shipped to Wegman’s locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia to be sliced at deli counters. The organic ham was sold between June 12 and June 25.

The problem was discovered by a Wegman’s employee upon slicing the ham at the deli counter. The problem was traced to a piece of plastic that broke off from an interlocker belt.

Neither the company nor FSIS has received any reports of injury associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of this product should contact a healthcare provider.        

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 the product is no longer available to consumers.  

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact E.G. Emils & Sons, Inc. at 215-763-9824. Media with questions about the recall should contact customerservice@emils.com.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET 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: 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.
Last Modified Aug 18, 2014