Ham Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

A reported 18,416 pounds of boneless, fully cooked ham products produced by Carolina Pride Foods, Inc., of Greenwood, South Carolina, has been liked to the dangerous foodborne pathogen, Listeria Monocytogenes, reports say.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall, designated as a Class I, which suggests a possible serious health hazard situation.

The ham and ham products were produced mid-May and distributed throughout the southeastern United States with 10-ounce vacuum packages of CAROLINA PRIDE Smoked Diced Ham and 8-ounce vacuum packages of HARDEE's Smoked Diced Ham with the use through date of November 9, 2011 stamped on the package.

Sampling by third-party microbiologists discovered the possible Listeria contamination, but there have been no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

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