More than 80,000 pounds of Johnson County ready-to-eat ham products were recalled due to a possible listeria contamination.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a recall of the ham products after Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service officials linked an outbreak of listeria monocytogenes to Johnson County Hams.
Four people were hospitalized in North Carolina and Virginia. One death has been reported in Virginia. The recalled products were produced between April 3, 2018 and October 3, 2018.
Last month, a patient notified FSIS they had become sick after consuming Johnson County Ham products.
Two product samples were taken from the Johnson County Hams North Carolina facility in 2016 and 2018. They were both genetically related to samples of listeria from patients who had gotten sick from the outbreak.
Listeria is a foodborne illness that may present itself within one to four weeks after eating contaminated food. Signs of sickness may include convulsions, headache, stiff neck, confusion and loss of balance.
Listeria is particularly dangerous to pregnant women and infants. Pregnant women may experience flu-like symptoms including fever, fatigue and muscle aches. However, it can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature death or life-threatening infection to the newborn.
The affected products are listed below and have an establishment number of “EST. M2646” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
- Johnston County Hams, Inc. Country Style Fully Cooked Boneless Deli Ham
- Ole Fashioned Sugar Cured The Old Dominion Brand Hams Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham with sell-by dates from 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019
- Padow’s Hams & Deli, Inc. Fully Cooked Country ham Boneless Glazed with Brown Sugar
- 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
- Goodnight Brothers Country Ham Boneless Fully Cooked
Do not consume these products if they are one of the above-listed items.
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