S. C. company recalling 3 fully-cooked diced ham products
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WRCB) – Carolina Pride Foods, Inc. is recalling approximately 18,416 pounds of boneless, fully cooked ham products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday.
All the ham products were produced on May 13, 2011 and then sold throughout the southeastern U.S. to retail outlets or for institutional use.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 10-ounce vacuum packages of "CAROLINA PRIDE Smoked Diced Ham" with the sell by date of Sept. 23, 2011 stamped on the package. The packages also bear "EST. 242" inside the USDA mark of inspection and were sent to retail locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The label on 10-pound cases of this product would be stamped "4218."
- 10-pound cases containing five, 2-pound vacuum packages of "CAROLINA PRIDE Diced Ham." The label on cases of this product would be stamped "3804" and shipped to locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
- 12-pound cases containing 8-ounce vacuum packages of "HARDEE's Smoked Diced Ham" with the use through date of Nov. 9, 2011 stamped on the package. The shipping label on cases of this product would be stamped "4181" and shipped to locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The problem was discovered through third-party microbiological sampling contracted by Carolina Pride Foods. There have been No reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.
If you have a recalled product, do not eat it; return it to the place of purchase.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m ET.
The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.