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News Release

Di Stefano Cheese Co. Recalls Ham Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Class I Recall 123-2015
Health Risk: High Sep 16, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Alexandra Tarrant 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 —  Di Stefano Cheese Co., a Pomona, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,280 pounds of Parma Boneless Ham produced in Italy that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 15 lb. cases of “Ruliano Collezione Regale” Parma boneless ham with case code 14260
  • 15 lb. cases of “Ruliano 24” Parma boneless ham with a sell by date of 08-02-2016

These products were sent to distributors in the California.

The problem was discovered by routine record verification in the Public Health Information System (PHIS).

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction 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 Sasia Mellinger, Human Resources Manager, at (909) 865-8301. Media with questions about the recall can contact Stefano Bruno, Vice President, at (909) 865-8301.

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 10 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.
Last Modified Jun 08, 2016