Mary Ann’s Specialty Foods of Webster City, IA, 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 on Wednesday. The following products are subject to recall:
- Various weight packages of “Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Uncured Petite Ham,” bearing the following identifying use by/ freeze by dates: “2/5/2014,” “2/10/2014,” “2/11/2013,” and “2/13/2013.”
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. 23-31, 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.