The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has recently announced that De Stefano Cheese Co. from Pomona, California is urgently recalling several cases of Parma Boneless Ham as it failed to be presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection. The recall has also been classified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a Class I recall. This means that the affected products may present a “health hazard situation” whereby consumption of it can lead to serious health consequences or even death.
The lack of inspection issue was said to have been discovered during a routine record verification by the Public Health Information (PHIS). Both the FSIS and Di Stefano Cheese Co. have not received any reports of adverse health reactions linked to the affected Parma ham products so far.
As much as 1,280 pounds of Di Stefano Cheese Co.’s Parma Boneless Ham are subject to the said recall. This includes the 15 lb. cases of “Ruliano Collezione Regale” Parma boneless ham that has the case code 14260 and 15 lb. cases of “Ruliano 24” Parma boneless ham that have a sell by date of 08-02-2016. The said products were produced in Italy.
Customers who have bought the affected Parma ham products are urged to stop consuming them immediately. Moreover, they are also asked to discard the affected products or return to the place of purchase. FSIS says that it will also post the retail distribution list of the affected Parma ham products on the FSIS website when it becomes available.