June 11, 2009

FUD-brand cooked ham is recalled

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service said a Seminole, Okla., firm is recalling more than 2 million pounds of cooked ham because of a labeling error.

Sigma Processed Meats Inc. said the fully cooked ham products contain monosodium glutamate that is not declared on the ingredients label. MSG is used as a flavor enhancer, but some people have experienced adverse reactions after consuming the chemical.

The recalled 12-pound bags of FUD-brand cooked ham bear a Use By date of May 23-Sept. 7, 2009 and were distributed to retail stores, service delis and wholesale distributors nationwide March 1-June 9.

Consumers with questions can contact the company at 866-631-6637.