Di Stefano Cheese Co. Recalls Ham Products Produced Without Benefit Of Inspection
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 — Di Stefano Cheese Co., a Pomona, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,280 pounds of Parma Boneless Ham produced in Italy that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]
- 15 lb. cases of “Ruliano Collezione Regale” Parma boneless ham with case code 14260
- 15 lb. cases of “Ruliano 24” Parma boneless ham with a sell by date of 08-02-2016
These products were sent to distributors in the California.
The problem was discovered by routine record verification in the Public Health Information System (PHIS).
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Sasia Mellinger, Human Resources Manager, at (909) 865-8301. Media with questions about the recall can contact Stefano Bruno, Vice President, at (909) 865-8301.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.