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16th Dec 2022

‘Urgent’ recall of Lidl Christmas ham due to incorrect cooking instructions

Fiona Frawley

christmas ham with christmas tree and lights in the background

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have ordered a recall of ham fillets being sold at Lidl.

The fillets were recalled due to incorrect boiling instructions detailed on the label.  The hams affected are the 3kg Smoked 100% Irish Ham Fillet and Unsmoked 100% Irish Ham Fillet, and no doubt would have been purchased by households all over Ireland in the lead up to the 25th. And as most Irish families will know, we don’t need any extra help when it comes to disastrously under/overcooking the Christmas dinner. We’ve got that covered all on our own.

The ham fillets were supplied to Lidl by Callan Bacon Ltd, and FSAI have said that recall notices will be displayed at point-of-sale.

The barcodes of the offending hams can be seen below:

Via the Food Safety Authority Ireland 

The correct cooking instructions are as follows, according to the FSAI:

Place fillet in a large saucepan of water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes per 500g, plus an additional 30 minutes. Remove fillet from the water, and allow to stand for 10 minutes before carving. Ensure food is piping hot and cooked throughout before serving.

If you’ve a ham resting in the fridge or freezer ready for the big day, make sure you have the right instructions to accompany.

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