Deadly Deli Meat Recall: Investigation Unveils 1 Death, Several Illnesses After Product Consumption

October 04, 2018Oct 04, 2018

On October 3rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that almost 90,000 pounds of deli meat products have been recalled. The ready-to-eat foods pose a risk of Listeria, a harmful bacteria that can be deadly in certain scenarios.

According to the USDA, several ham products from Johnston County Hams in North Carolina were affected by the recall. The recall was issued after an investigation revealed that one consumer died and several others were reported ill after consuming one of the products.

The recalled products were produced from April 3rd, 2017 to October 2nd, 2018. In addition to North Carolina, they were shipped to distribution centers in other states including Maryland, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia.

See product descriptions and photos of the product labels below:

-Varying weights of 7 to 8-lbs. plastic-wrapped “JOHNSTON COUNTY HAMS, INC. COUNTRY STYLE FULLY COOKED BONELESS DELI HAM.”

-Varying weights of 7 to 8-lbs. plastic-wrapped “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.

-Varying weights of 7 to 8-lbs. plastic-wrapped “Padow’s Hams & Deli, Inc. FULLY COOKED COUNTRY HAM BONELESS Glazed with Brown Sugar.”

-Varying weights of 7 to 8-lbs. plastic-wrapped “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.

-Varying weights of 7 to 8-lbs. plastic-wrapped “GOODNIGHT BROTHERS COUNTRY HAM Boneless Fully Cooked.”

FSIS is urging consumers to check their freezers and refrigerators for the recalled products. If any of these products are located in the home, please trash or return to the place of purchase immediately.

As the investigation continues, it is possible that more deaths and illnesses related to the recall will be reported. This article will be updated if these statistics change.

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