Council Bluffs, Iowa ham is the target of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Public Health Alert. Because of under processing, the ham product may not be fully cooked. The ham is sold at Walmart.

There is no recall because it's believed it is no longer available for purchase. It is likely, though, that the Black Forest Ham sold at Walmart is in consumers' fridges and freezers.

The Ready To Eat Ham (well, not ready to eat in this case) is sliced Black Forest Ham and was made in Plumrose USA, doing business as Swift Prepared Foods, a Council Bluffs, Iowa establishment, from April 28, 2022, through May 1, 2022.

What To Look For With This Non-Recall Ham Public Health Alert

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  • 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 establishment number “EST. 26C” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This item was shipped to Walmart stores in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

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.

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

If you have this product in your fridge or freezer, toss it or return it for a refund. Consumers with questions about the public health alert can contact Rusty Parker, Strategic Accounts Manager, Swift Prepared Foods, at 479-268-7131.

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

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