WASHINGTON – Buffalo, New York-based Sahlen Packing Co. Inc. is recalling 13,224 lbs. of ready-to-eat (RTE) deli ham products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic, according to the Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture.

The problem was discovered and FSIS was notified, on Feb. 22, 2019, when the establishment received a complaint of extraneous material in a ham product that was produced for retail deli slicing. The RTE deli ham items were produced on Jan. 25, 2019.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • Varying weights of whole hams sliced and sold by weight at retail deli counters containing “MARKET 32 BY PRICE CHOPPER BLACK FOREST HAM with natural juices caramel color added 97% FAT FREE” and a sell by date of 4/8/19 represented on the label.

The affected products bear establishment number “EST. 5155” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.