Ready-to-eat meat and poultry products recalled for listeria

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods has announced it is also recalling meat and poultry products that contain Johnston County Hams that are potentially contaminated with listeria. The ready-to-eat meat and poultry deli-sliced products had been shipped to retail locations in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Ukrop’s, based in Richmond, Virginia, is recalling 18,296 pounds of its products, after receiving notification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that the products were implicated in the Johnston County Hams recall.

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry deli-sliced products items that are potentially contaminated with listeria were produced and packaged from Sept. 14, 2018, through Oct. 3, 2018, and bear establishment number “EST. 19979” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.

Over 89,000 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products were recalled by Johnston County Hams, based in Smithfield, North Carolina, after a report of illness that was traced back to ham products contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The Johnston County Hams recall affects all products made with the company’s ham.

If you have any of these ready-to-eat meat and poultry deli-sliced products in your home, do not eat them. If you have consumed them and experienced symptoms of listeria contamination, contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.