Johnston County Hams, the North Carolina firm that issued the recall, said the ham products in question were produced from April 3, 2017, to Oct. 2, 2018, and shipped to distributors in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Maryland and Virginia.

An investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FSIS and state officials identified a link between 1 death and 3 listeria illnesses and deli ham produced by the company. The ongoing investigation has identified listeria cases occurring between July 8, 2017 and August 11, 2018, FSIS said.

Products affected by the recall include:

  • Varying weights of 7- to 8-pound plastic-wrapped packages of “JOHNSTON COUNTY HAMS, INC. COUNTRY STYLE FULLY COOKED BONELESS DELI HAM.”
  • Varying weights of 7- to 8-pound plastic-wrapped packages of “Ole Fashioned Sugar Cured The Old Dominion Brand Hams Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham” with sell-by dates from 4/10/2018 through 9/27/2019.
  • Varying weights of 7- to 8-pound plastic-wrapped packages of “Padow’s Hams & Deli Inc. FULLY COOKED COUNTRY HAM BONELESS Glazed with Brown Sugar.”
  • Varying weights of 7- to 8-pound plastic-wrapped packages of “Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham LESS SALT Distributed By: Valley Country Hams LLC” with Sell-By dates from 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019.
  • Varying weights of 7- to 8-pound plastic-wrapped packages of “GOODNIGHT BROTHERS COUNTRY HAM Boneless Fully Cooked.”

Click on the following link to view product labeling of the recalled items.

If you purchased any of the above products do not eat them, and either discard them immediately or return them to the point of purchase for a refund.

Source: USA TODAY

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