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Morrell Recalls 6,000 Canned Hams

Associated Press

John Morrell & Co. is recalling 6,000 of its 3-pound cans of ham because of possible under processing that could make consumers sick, the United States Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

The voluntary recall involves all of John Morrell’s “Golden Smoke Brand Fully Cooked Boneless Ham and Water Product” produced in 3-pound cans on May 22, 1995. The dated code on the center of the lid is “142 5,” the USDA said, and “EST. 17D” appears inside the USDA inspection seal.

USDA was notified of the problem when the Sioux Falls, S.D., company found swollen cans, which indicates insufficient processing, among the product already shipped to stores and commissaries, a government press release explained.

“Because of the potential hazard, we urge consumers to avoid opening or tasting the recalled product,” said Michael Taylor, USDA’s under secretary for food safety.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call the company toll-free at 1-800-423-6204, 24 hours a day through the weekend, including today.

People with questions for the USDA can call the toll-free meat and poultry hotline at 1-800-535-4555 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

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