Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats Inc. is recalling Kirkland Signature Master Carve Half Ham, Natural Juices Boneless Smoked Half Ham sold at Costco stores because of potential Listeria contamination.

The recalled product was available for purchase Sept. 26-29, 2023.

The recalled product was sold at Costco stores in Northern California, the Bay Area and in western Nevada.

Recalled product:

#46655 Kirkland Signature Master Carve Half Ham, Natural Juices Boneless Smoked Half Ham 

  • Use / Freeze by Jan 20, 24 
  • Lot # 264 – 4 sticker. 

In a letter sent to Costco members, those who purchased the items are asked to “not eat any remaining product marked with the above code date; return the item to your local Costco for a full refund.”

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause severe and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses. 

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and cancer patients with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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