The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a recall of ham products and labeled the recall a “high health risk.”
The ham, made by Carolina Pride Foods, Inc., is feared to contain Listeria monocytogenes which can cause listerosis.
Listerosis presents with symptoms such as fever, stiff neck, severe headache and nausea. It can be fatal to some and has been linked to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
According to the USDA FSIS, “All the ham products were produced on May 13, 2011 and then distributed throughout the southeastern U.S. to retail outlets or for institutional use.”
Consumers are directed to discontinue use of the product immediately.
If you have the recalled products, contact the company’s Vice President of Sales, Lee Miles, at (864) 229-5611.