Canadian firm recalls ham products on Listeria concerns

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Ham prosciutto products distributed by Brampton, Ontario-based Santa Maria Foods may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.

The company is recalling 2,600 lbs. of whole boneless ham prosciutto after a routine FSIS inspection uncovered the problem in samples collected by inspectors, the agency said. Sampled product was held, but Santa Maria Foods found additional product potentially implicated in the recall had been released. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness associated with the products.

The product subject to recall includes approximately 50-lb. boxes labeled “PROSCIUTTO x 4 GOLD” with the case codes BR031356 or BR031374, produced on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, 2013. Each box contains four individually packaged hams with the case codes BR031341 or BR031354. The products were shipped to California and Michigan for further distribution. Case labels bear the Canadian establishment number “473A” within the Canadian mark of inspection.
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