News Release

Morrilton Packing Co. Recalls Pork Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class II Recall 146-2015
Health Risk: Low Dec 9, 2015
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Congressional and Public Affairs 
Benjamin Bell
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 – Morrilton Packing Co., a Morrilton, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,146 pounds of boneless ham products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, a known allergen, which was not declared on the product label. 

The boneless hickory smoked honey ham was produced on Oct. 1, and Oct. 4, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 8-9-lb. Plastic wrapped packages containing a single boneless ham with the label “Cedar Falls Brand Boneless Hickory Smoked Honey Cured Ham” containing a code date I14, I22, or I15.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 10646” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped to a single distributor in Arkansas.
                                 
The problem was discovered by plant management during a review of labels.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Sonya Chadek, Customer Relations Manager, at (501) 354-2474. Media with questions about the recall can contact Wayne Cox, Media Affairs Manager, at (501) 269-0077.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.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.

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 Jan 19, 2016