January 17, 2014: Listeria Contamination Leads To Gusto Packing Ham Recall

Gusto Packing Ham Recall News – Gusto Packing, of Montgomery, Illinois, recalled approximately 67,113 pounds of sliced, spiral ham products amid concerns that the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Gusto Packing detected Listeria in some of its ham products during internal testing. Despite the company’s findings, some of the ham products were shipped into commerce, prompting the recall.

Gusto Packing Ham Recall Information

The recalled ham was shipped to wholesalers for further distribution in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, and was also exported to Canada.

Packaging labels for the recalled ham bear the establishment number “EST. 2516” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The following products are subject to the recall:

• 45.5-lb. cases, with six individual sized hams each labeled “Centrella Signature, Hardwood Hickory Smoked, Spiral Sliced Ham with Natural Juices” with the case code “71292603304,” packaged on Nov. 29, 2013, having a Use or Freeze by date of “02/06/14.”
• 45.8-lb. cases, with six individual sized hams each labeled “AMISH VALLEY, Fully Cooked, Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham” with the case code “71292645104,” packaged on Nov. 29, 2013, having a Use or Freeze by date of “02/06/14.”
• 45.8-lb. cases, with six individual sized hams each labeled “AMISH VALLEY, Fully Cooked, Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham” with the case code “71292645104,” packaged on Nov. 30, 2013, having a Use or Freeze by date of “02/06/14.”
• 31.6-lb. cases, with four individual sized hams each labeled “Ripple Creek Farms, Fully Cooked, Ready To Eat, Hickory Smoked, Spiral Sliced Ham” with the case code “71292603312,” packaged on Nov. 30, 2013, having a Best Before date of “2014 FE 13.”

Consumers should not eat any of the recalled ham.

About Listeria

Listeria can cause a serious and life-threatening infection known as listeriosis. Older adults, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis and listeriosis complications. If a pregnant woman experiences listeriosis, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Although less common, individuals not belonging to one of these high risk groups can contract listeriosis as well.

Listeriosis can develop for up to two months after eating a Listeria contaminated food. If you experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating a Listeria contaminated food you should seek medical care, and remember to let your health care professional know that you have eaten a contaminated or recall food. This is especially important for those individuals in a high risk group, although anyone concerned about a Listeria illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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