Johnston County Hams Recalls Ready-To-Eat Ham Products due Listeria causes there sick and one death

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Johnston County Hams, a Smithfield, N.C. recalled approximately 89,096 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. The ready-to-eat deli-loaf ham items were produced from April 3, 2017, to Oct. 2, 2018, shipped to distributors in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia. A person was reported to become ill with listeriosis after consuming a ham product produced at Johnston County Hams. The epidemiologic investigation identified a total of four listeriosis confirmed illnesses, including one death, between July 8, 2017, and August 11, 2018. FSIS collected two deli ham product samples from the Johnston County Hams, Inc. facility in 2016 and in early 2018. Whole genome sequencing results showed that Listeria monocytogenes identified in deli ham both years were closely related genetically to Listeria monocytogenes from ill people. @ https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2018/recall-084-2018-release" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2018/recall-084-2018-release
Johnston County Hams Recalls Ready-To-Eat Ham Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Johnston County Hams, a Smithfield, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 89,096 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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