Johnston County Ham Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Johnston County Ham Recall [US]Johnston County Hams, a Smithfield, North Carolina establishment, recalls an estimated 89,096 pounds of Ready-To-Eat Ham products due to suspected risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination and consequential risk of Gram-positive bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

USDA: http://ht.ly/d6ji30m6B1b

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2018/recall-084-2018-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Ham products are subject to this recall:

The ready-to-eat deli-loaf ham items were produced from April 3, 2017 to October 2, 2018, as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • Goodnight Brothers Country Ham Boneless Fully Cooked, sold in varying weights of 7 to 8-pound plastic-wrapped packages
  • Johnston County Hams, Inc. Country Style Fully Cooked Boneless Deli Ham, sold in varying weights of 7 to 8-pound plastic-wrapped packages
  • Ole Fashioned Sugar Cured The Old Dominion Brand Hams Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham, sold in varying weights of 7 to 8-pound plastic-wrapped packages 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, sold in varying weights of 7 to 8-pound plastic-wrapped packages
  • Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham Less Salt distributed by Valley Country Hams LLC, sold in varying weights of 7 to 8-pound plastic-wrapped packages with sell-by dates from 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Ham products can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M2646” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina and Virginia.

On September 27, 2018, US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) was notified that a person ill with Listeriosis reported consuming a Ham product produced at Johnston County Hams. Working in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and state public health and agriculture partners, the FSIS determined that there is a link between the Listeria monocytogenes illnesses and ham products produced at Johnston County Hams.

The epidemiologic investigation identified a total of four (4) Listeriosis confirmed illnesses, including one (1) 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 found that Listeria monocytogenes identified in Deli Ham both years was closely related genetically to Listeria monocytogenes from ill people. FSIS is continuing to work with federal and state public health partners to determine if there are additional illnesses linked to these products and will provide updated information should it become available.

==> For information about Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure small children and pets can’t access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Ham products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Ham, please search for “ham” or more generically, “pork” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Mr. Rufus Brown, Johnston County Hams plant manager, at 1-919-934-8054 during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination, please search for “Listeria” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Johnston County Hams, please search for “Johnston County” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-084-2018
Recalls Direct RIN: 10695-2018
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