Ham and pepperoni products are part of the recall.
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Ham Recall
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced that Alexander & Hornung, a meat producer and a unit of Perdue, has recalled approximately 234,391 pounds of fully cooked ham and pepperoni products. The products have been voluntarily recalled in cooperation with USDA because they may be contaminated with Listeria.

Per the recall notice, the ham and pepperoni products were produced on various dates, but all bear the establishment number "EST. M10125" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. See the full list of recalled products below:

  • "WELLSHIRE WOOD SMOKED NO CARVING REQUIRED SPIRAL SLICED ALL NATURAL SEMI-BONELESS COOKED SEASONED UNCURED HAM" weighing 6.25 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 1/5/2022
  • "WELLSHIRE WOOD SMOKED SEMI-BONELESS ALL NATURAL COOKED SEASONED UNCURED HAM" weighing 6.25 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 12/15/2021
  • "WELLSHIRE WOOD SMOKED NO CARVING REQUIRED SPIRAL SLICED ALL NATURAL SEMI-BONELESS COOKED SEASONED UNCURED HAM" weighing 12.5 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 12/20/2021
  • WELLSHIRE WOOD SMOKED SEMI-BONELESS ALL NATURAL COOKED SEASONED UNCURED HAM weighing 21.5 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 12/10/2021
  • "WELLSHIRE WOOD SMOKED NO CARVING REQUIRED SPIRAL SLICED ALL NATURAL SEMI-BONELESS COOKED SEASONED UNCURED HAM" weighing 6.25 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 1/11/2022
  • "Alexander & Hornung Spiral Sliced SMOKED HAM WITH NATURAL JUICES" weighing 16.36 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 12/11/2021
  • "Alexander & Hornung Glazed Fully Cooked Spiral Sliced Honey Ham With Natural Juices Ready to Eat" weighing 5.92 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 5/24/2022
  • "Alexander & Hornung Boneless HAM WATER ADDED FULLY COOKED" weighing 2.22 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 3/6/2022
  • "Alexander & Hornung Super Trim Bone-In Ham Steak" weighing 1.48 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 12/25/2021
  • "Alexander & Hornung FULLY COOKED READY TO EAT HAM WITH NATURAL JUICES" weighing 5.92 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 12/26/2021
  • "Food club fully cooked spiral sliced ham WITH NATURAL JUICES honey cured" weighing 2.74 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 2/22/2022
  • "GARRETT VALLEY FARMS ALL NATURAL SPIRAL SLICED UNCURED HAM FULLY COOKED SEMI-BONELESS" weighing 6.25 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 12/28/2021
  • "BUTCHER BOY BONELESS FULLY COOKED HAM WATER ADDED" weighing 8.24 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 1/3/2022
  • "NIMAN RANCH All Natural APPLEWOOD SMOKED UNCURED HAM" weighing 4 lbs. with a pack date of 11/8/2021
  • "OPEN NATURE SPIRAL SLICED SEASONED UNCURED HAM SEMI-BONELESS COOKED" weighing 6.25 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 1/7/2022
  • "FIVE STAR BRAND PEPPERONI" weighing 1 lb. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 3/19/2022
  • "Big Y bone-in hickory smoked ham steak" weighing 1.84 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 12/24/2021

According to the recall, the contamination was discovered when Alexander & Hornung notified FSIS that a product sampling had positive Listeria monocytogenes results.

Thus far, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these foods. However, FSIS is concerned that some consumers may unknowingly have these products in their refrigerators or freezers. Additionally, consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Instead, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. 

FSIS notes that eating food contaminated with Listeria (L. monocytogenes) can cause listeriosis—a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.

Listeriosis symptoms include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea, or other gastrointestinal symptoms. The infection can also spread beyond the gastrointestinal tract, and can lead to serious complications for pregnant women. Listeriosis can be treated with antibiotics.

People in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care. Consumers with questions can also call the Alexander & Hornung Consumer Hotline at 1-866-866-3703.

This story originally appeared on realsimple.com