In October, a major recall of ham products affected companies incorporating them into their own consumer-ready foods.
Johnson County Hams, Inc. issued a voluntary recall for nearly 90,000 pounds of ready-to-heat pork products that may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This triggered Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, LLC. to issued its own voluntary recall for two of its products that contained the recalled ham.
Both Callie’s Charleston Biscuits Country Ham Biscuits (UPC: 897856002001) and Cocktail Ham Biscuits (UPC: 897856002049) are the affected products. The concern is that many people may have frozen their product and the potentially contaminated food could still be in freezers across the nation. Consumers are urged not to eat the biscuits if they match up with the UPC codes and description.
The biscuits were produced and shipped between April 3, 2017 and October 3, 2018 nationwide. See below for images of the labeling.
Founder Carrie Morey issued a statement saying the company strives to make the best possible products for consumers. “We acted immediately with every possible precaution to ensure the safety of our customers,” she said.
Though the company hoped to not use an emergency recall plan, out of precaution they already had one in place which they utilized. “To our loyal retailers, we have a contingency plan in place and do not foresee any major disruptions in our service.”
So far there have been no reported illnesses related to Callie’s Charleston Biscuits.
Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Pregnant women in particular, are at risk of stillbirth or pregnancy complications if they contract listeriosis. Symptoms include high fever, chills, neck stiffness, severe headaches, nausea, confusion, or convulsions.
Questions About a Ham Recall Lawsuit? Contact a Johnson//Becker Lawyer.
If you or a loved one have been sickened by the Johnson County Hams recall, you should contact our food poisoning and outbreak lawyers as soon as possible. Compensation may be available to you by filing a food poisoning lawsuit against the manufacturers of the recalled product.
We offer a Free Case Evaluation. Please contact us using the form below or by calling us at (800) 279-6386.
We would be honored to speak with you and respond promptly to every inquiry we receive.