The hickory smoked and BBQ ham items were packaged on Jan. 16, according to a recall notice issued Tuesday by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Affected products include:
14-lb. vacuum-sealed packages containing “FINEBERG’S Finest Danish Brand BBQ Flavored Ham” with Sell by date 03/26/2017 and case code 17016.
30.6-lb. boxes containing 2 vacuum-sealed packages of “Holly Brand hickory smoked fully cooked HAM” with case code 17016.
These products bear establishment number “EST. 428” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to distributors in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The problem was identified during routine testing by the FSIS. Consumers who purchased ham affected by the recall should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Signs and symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
Listeriosis can be treated with antibiotic medications. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek immediate medical care.
To date, no illnesses or injuries have been reported in connection with this recall.
Source: FOX 13