Olymel, an importer in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada, is recalling 11,016 pounds of ready-to-eat ham that was not presented for import reinspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

“FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ or retailers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Retailers are urged not to sell these products. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” according to the USDA recall notice.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12-lb. vacuum-packed red cross-hatch packages containing “EXTRA LEAN Celebrity 96% FAT-FREE IMPORTED HAM WATER ADDED” with lot codes 23208, 23212, or 23221 printed on the side of the packaging.

The products subject to recall bear Canadian establishment number 180 printed inside the Canadian inspection mark on the label. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations in California.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported products, and it was determined that the products were not presented for reinspection.

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

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