A South Carolina company is recalling approximately 18,416 pounds of boneless, fully cooked diced ham products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday.
Carolina Pride Foods of Greenwood, S.C. discovered the problem through third-party microbiological sampling contracted by the company.
There are no reports of illnesses associated with the ham.
All the ham products were produced on May 13, 2011 and distributed throughout the southeastern U.S. to retail outlets or for institutional use.
The following products are subject to recall:
— 10-ounce vacuum packages of “CAROLINA PRIDE Smoked Diced Ham” with the sell by date of Sept. 23, 2011 stamped on the package. The packages also bear “EST. 242” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were sent to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The label on 10-pound cases is stamped “4218.”
— 10-pound cases containing five, 2-pound vacuum packages of “CAROLINA PRIDE Diced Ham.” The label on cases is stamped “3804.” The cases were shipped to North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
— 12-pound cases containing 8-ounce vacuum packages of “HARDEE’s Smoked Diced Ham” with the use through date of Nov. 9, 2011 stamped on the package. The shipping label on cases is stamped “4181.” The cases were shipped to Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s vice president of sales, Lee Miles, at 864-229-5611.© Food Safety News