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Feds Issue "Class I Recall; Health Risk High" for West Michigan Meat Packer

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WASHINGTON (WHTC, Holland, MI) - A West Michigan-based meat packer is the subject of a "Class I Recall; Health Risk: High" by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Saturday.

The agency claims that Byron Center Wholesale Meats produced over 65 hundred pounds of ham products without a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points plan. These plans, in which establishments identify potential hazards associated with a given product, and identify a means of addressing those hazards in the production process, are required for all products.

The following products from Byron Center Meats are affected by this recall: 

  • Various weight packages of "Seven Sons Family Farms & Co." Diced Ham (fully cooked), Smoked Ham Sliced (ready to cook/fully cooked) and Smoked Ham Roast (ready to cook/fully cooked).
  • Various weight packages of "Heffron Farms" Diced Ham (ready to cook), Smoked Ham Sliced (ready to cook), Smoked Ham Roast(ready to cook), Ground Ham Smoked Pork, Smoked Ham Hocks (ready to cook) and Picnic Hams (ready to cook).
  • Various weight packages of "Byron Center Meats" Semi Boneless Ham (ready to cook), Canadian Bacon (not fully cooked), Smoked Ham Hocks, Smoked Pork Chops (ready to cook) and Smoked Picnic Hams.

The recalled products bear the establishment number “Est. 2592” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced prior to March 1, 2013, and were distributed in Michigan and Indiana. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness at this time. Anyone concerned about an illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

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