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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE), Great Value Black Forest Ham produced by Plumrose USA, doing business as Swift Prepared Foods because the product may not be fully cooked.

The problem was discovered when the firm identified product that did not appear to be fully cooked, which prompted the establishment to perform an investigation and notify FSIS of their findings that the ham was underprocessed.

The item was shipped to Walmart stores in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers.

The recalled item was produced from April 28 through May 1. The following product is subject to the public health alert:

  • 1-lb resealable plastic packages containing “Great Value Black Forest Ham Water Added” with a “BEST IF USED BY 07/15/22” date.

The product subject to this public health alert bears the establishment number “EST. 26C” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the product is no longer available for consumers to purchase.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the 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.

MageeNews.com is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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