Country Ham Mites?

Discussion in 'Curing' started by smokenlew, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. smokenlew

    smokenlew Newbie

    Good day everyone, Long time reader, first time poster. I have successfully cured country hams and bacon for a couple seasons with great results, but I have an issue with one of my hams I let age for about 9 months now. I was about to have it sliced and took it out of it's sock and brown bag to find what appears to be mites on a portion of it. 

    I have read that this type of infestation can simply be cleaned off the the meat is fine, but I would like to hear from someone else who has experienced this.The ham looks and smells good otherwise. I did clean this off with a little water, put it in a new bag, and it had a few mites on it the next day. 



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