A public health warning has been issued for ready-to-eat ham sold at Walmart because it may not be fully cooked.

Withdrawn ham is a one-pound plastic bag of Black Forest Great Value ham with added water.

The recalled containers are dated “best in use” on July 15, 2022, as well as the “EST.26C” marking within the U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection. They were produced from April 28 to May 1.

The problem was noticed by a ham maker, an institution called Plumrose USA, which ran Swift Prepared Foods, found ham that did not seem to be fully cooked.

Following the investigation, the company reported to the Food Safety Authority and the U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection that the ham had not been fully processed.

The recalled ham was sent to stores in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, and although FSIS believes it is no longer available for purchase, the organization said it was concerned it was still in refrigerators or freezers for consumers. If so, FSIS said don’t eat the ham, but throw it away or return it to where you bought it.

FSIS said there have been no confirmed reports of reactions to ham consumption, but anyone concerned about the injury or illness should see a doctor.

Anyone with warning questions can contact Swift Prepared Foods Rast Parker’s Strategic Accounts Manager at 479-268-7131.

For more information on recalls and food safety issues, call the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry Hotline, 888-674-6854, or speak through the USDA Ask from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Consumers can send questions by email [email protected] For those who need to report a problem with meat, poultry or egg products, there is an electronic system for monitoring consumer complaints online. Reviews are posted online.


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