August 13, 2022

crepeshop

Food the meaning

Pork Recall Expands to More Than 2 Million Pounds of Products, Including Items Sold at Whole Foods

Last week’s recall of cooked pork products has now expanded to include more than two million pounds of food, and 10 additional items. On December 5, Alexander & Hornung, a meat producer and a unit of Perdue, recalled approximately 234,391 pounds of fully cooked ham and pepperoni. By December 11, the recall was updated to include 2,320,774 pounds of products.

The items, which include several different varieties of ham and pepperoni, are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. All products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. M10125” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were shipped to retail locations nationwide, including Whole Foods.

RELATED: Whole Onion Recall Due to Salmonella Concerns Expands to Include Additional Products

See a list of the additional products now included in the recall below:

  • “Amish Country Fresh Brand Glazed Fully Cooked Spiral Sliced Ham with Natural Juices Ready to Eat” weighing 7.38 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 1/15/2022

  • “Amish Valley Glazed Fully Cooked Spiral Sliced Ham with Natural Juices Ready to Eat” weighing 5.55 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 2/22/2022

  • “Alexander & Hornung Boneless Ham Water Added Fully Cooked” weighing 1.44 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 3/11/2022

  • “Alexander & Hornung Boneless Ham Water Added Fully Cooked” weighing 2.88 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 3/11/2022

  • “Lancaster Brand Includes Glaze Packet Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Honey Ham with Natural Juices” weighing 22.10 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 1/15/2022

  • “Lancaster Brand Includes Glaze Packet Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Honey Ham with Natural Juices” weighing 11.06 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 2/19/2022

  • “Lancaster Brand Includes Brown Sugar Glaze Packet Spiral Sliced Half Ham with Natural Juices” weighing 11.06 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 2/19/2022

  • “Food club fully cooked spiral sliced ham WITH NATURAL JUICES includes brown sugar flavored glaze packet” weighing 7.37 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 1/29/2022

  • “Big Y Hickory smoked honey cured spiral sliced ham with natural juices includes glaze packet” weighing 7.37 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 2/22/2022

  • “Big Y Bone-in hickory smoked butt portion ham WATER ADDED” weighing 7.37 lbs. with a sell-by or best-by date prior to 2/27/2022

To see the initial list of recalled products, click here. Along with a new batch of products, the complete recall update also includes revised sell-by dates for several items subject to the first recall earlier this month.

RELATED: 7 Simple Ways to Avoid Food Poisoning

Whole Foods issued its own recall on its website for Wellshire Farms Fully Cooked Hams, because Wellshire Farms works with Alexander & Hornung as a co-packer.

“The health and safety of consumers is our top concern,” Chris McCarthy, vice president of sales at Wellshire Farms, said in a statement. “Wellshire is deeply committed to food safety and will continue to investigate this matter and invest in our processes to ensure the quality and wholesomeness of our products. We will do our best to make certain this never happens again.”

Thus far, there have been no reports of illness related to any Alexander & Hornung pork products, however consumers should now re-check their refrigerators and freezers to make sure they don’t have any of these items in their possession. If they do, the products should be thrown away immediately.

RELATED: This is the Ingredient Most Likely To Give You Food Poisoning, Says a CDC Report

Eating food contaminated with Listeria (L. monocytogenes) can cause listeriosis, which can be incredibly harmful to 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 ailments.