(WTVO) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a recall on ready-to-eat ham products (including country ham) from Johnston County Hams, Inc., which is sold nationwide under various brand names. The ham is linked to an outbreak of Listeria that has caused at least one death.
One person has died and three people were hospitalized in two states due to a Listeria infection potentially caused by consumption of the contaminated products.
The recalled products include the following:
- 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
Recalled ham products were produced from April 3, 2017, through October 2, 2018 and are labeled with establishment number “EST. M2646” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Anyone who has purchased the recalled ham should throw it away or return it to the store for a refund.