Listeria concerns prompt Byron Center ham recall

6,586 pounds of ham products affected by recall

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BYRON CENTER, Mich. - Byron Center Wholesale Meats is recalling about 6,586 pounds of ham products because of concerns over Listeria contamination.

The products were produced without a Hazard Analysis & critical Control Points plan.  A U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service agent discovered the company does not have a HACCP plan for fully cooked product or a Listeria control program, thus prompting the recall.

The following products are subject to the 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. 

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