New Jersey firm recalls Serrano ham products due to possible Listeria contamination

By on Jun 25, 2011 in Food, Health, United States Comments

A New Jersey firm is voluntarily recalling imported ham products due to possible Listeria contamination, which reports say may cause serious and adverse health consequences when consumed.



sample Serrano ham product
Image Credit: fsis.usda.gov

The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on its official website on Friday, June 24, 2011.

According to FSIS, Specialities Agro Alimentation, in New Jersey, is recalling around 5,700 pounds of Serrano ham products, a product imported from Spain.

Apparently, this Serrano ham recall is being noted by FSIS as Class 1 recall which is being considered as “High Risk” and may cause serious and adverse health consequences if consumed.

As of this writing, FSIS said that there were no illness-related reports but noted that potentially affected consumers should immediately contact a physician if they are not feeling well.

FSIS said that the recalled products are “Noel Jamón Serrano Boneless Spanish Dry-Cured Ham” and “Bloc Noel Serrano Ham,” with production codes “11000481” or “11000119” which can be seen shipping container.

In addition, each product package subject to this recall was said to have “Product of Spain” and the establishment number “Est. 26” (Spain) on the label.

However, consumers who bought the product from a retailer will not find the production code on their package, and therefore being advised to consult the retailer.

Nevertheless, the affected products were said to have been produced on different dates and were shipped to retailers across the US.

Meanwhile, FSIS clarified on their report that the production lots that were tested positive for possible Listeria contamination were not allowed to enter the country and has informed counterpart in Spain.

For more information about this Spanish ham recall, the public is being advised to visit the FSIS official website.



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