Ripple Creek Farm brand Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham recalled due to Listeria

Starting date:
January 18, 2014
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Overwaitea Food Group
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8570

Advisory details

Ottawa, January 18, 2014 - Overwaitea Food Group is recalling Ripple Creek Farm brand Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham from the marketplace due to possible Listeria contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold in British Columbia and Alberta.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Ripple Creek Farm Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham Variable Best Before 2014 FE 13 None

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