Press release from Georgia Department of Agriculture
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to the recall of some cooked ham products that have been improperly labeled.
Sigma Processed Meats, Inc., Seminole, Okla., is recalling 2.68 million pounds of fully cooked ham products because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) as an ingredient without listing it on the product label.
MSG is used as a flavor enhancer in a variety of foods prepared at home, in restaurants and by food processors. Some persons who have eaten foods containing MSG have reported adverse reactions.
The following products are being recalled:
12-pound, 5.5-ounce bags of "FUD, Original, Cooked Ham, and water product 40% of weight is added ingredients," packed in cases.
12-pound, 5.5-ounce bags of "Sigma foods, FUD, Original, Cooked
Ham, and water product 40% of weight is added ingredients,
Si Sabe!" packed in cases.
Each label bears the establishment number "EST. 34447" inside the USDA mark of inspection and a "Use By" date of "May 23-Sept. 7, 2009." Each case bears the identifying case code of "01106."
The fully cooked ham products were produced on March 1, 2009, through June 9, 2009, and were distributed to retail stores, service delis and wholesale distributors.
Anyone concerned about an adverse reaction should contact a physician.
Consumers with questions should call Sigma Processed Meats at (866) 631-6637.