Tainted Ham Shipped to New York Has Killed 1, Sickened Others
A North Carolina Company is recalling ham sold under a variety of names. The USDA announced some of Johnson County Hams' products were contaminated with listeria leading to one death and several illnesses. Here are the brands under the recall.
The company recalled more than 89-thousand pounds of ready-to-eat ham products some were packaged as recently as October 2 with sell dates of September 2019. They were produced in 7 - 8 lb packages under the following 5 names:
- Johnston County Hams, Inc. Country Style Fully Cooked Boneless Deli Ham
- Ole Fashioned Sugar Cured The Old Dominion Brand Hams Premium Fully-Cooked Country Ham
- Padow’s Hams & Deli, Inc. Fully-Cooked Country Ham Boneless Glazed With Brown Sugar
- Premium Fully-Cooked Country Ham Less Salt Distributed By: Valley Country Hams
- Goodnight Brothers Country Ham Boneless Fully Cooked
The recalled packages have “EST. M2646" stamped inside the USDA label and were shipped to New York, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The USDA's website has more information on the recall. Currently, officials are trying to determine what stores received the contaminated packages of ham and will provide a list of retailers at their current recalls page.