A Harvard-based company has recalled about 432 pounds of uninspected ham, hocks and bacon. The meat comes from Jones Packing LLC. Under state and federal regulations, meat products produced without the benefit of inspection are considered unfit for human consumption and are required to be recalled.
Products subject to the recall were sold under the label "Farmer Nicks LLC" and "Jones Packing LLC."  They bear the establishment number "EST. 21783" inside the Illinois Mark of Inspection, although some packaging has the Illinois Mark of Inspection blacked out with a marker.  Production dates range from March to July 2014.  The following packages are affected
  • 3-4 lb. packages labeled "ham"
  • 1 lb. packages labeled "bacon," "pepper bacon," "jowl bacon," "maple bacon," "apple bacon," "pepper jowl bacon," "apple jowl bacon" and "maple jowl bacon"
  • 1 lb. packages labeled "pepper jowl"
  • 1-2 lb. packages labeled "hocks"
Officials say the Illinois Department of Agriculture discovered the potential health hazard during an ongoing investigation. There have been no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned they may have contracted a food-borne illness should contact their health care provider.
Any consumers who have questions about the recall should contact the plant's representative, Rhonda Weidner, at (815) 943-4488.

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