Update, December 7, 2021: A recall on 17 pork products was issued by Alexander & Hornung on Sunday after some of their products tested positive for listeria monocytogenes. Here is a list of all the products affected:
- Wellshire Wood Smoked No Carving Required Spiral Sliced All Natural Semi-Boneless Cooked Seasoned Uncured Ham
- Wellshire Wood Smoked Semi-Boneless All Natural Cooked Seasoned Uncured Ham
- Alexander & Hornung Spiral Sliced Smoked Ham With Natural Juices
- Alexander & Hornung Glazed Fully Cooked Spiral Sliced Honey Ham With Natural Juices Ready to Eat
- Alexander & Hornung Boneless Ham Water Added Fully Cooked
- Alexander & Hornung Super Trim Bone-In Ham Steak
- Food Club Fully Cooked Spiral Sliced Ham With Natural Juices Honey Cured
- Garrett Valley Farms All Natural Spiral Sliced Uncured Ham Fully Cooked Semi-Boneless
- Butcher Boy Boneless Fully Cooked Ham Water Added
- Niman Ranch All Natural Applewood Smoked Uncured Ham
- Open Nature Spiral Sliced Seasoned Uncured Ham Semi-Boneless Cooked
- Five Star Brand Pepperoni
- Big Y Bone-In Hickory Smoked Ham Steak
For the package weights and "best by" dates, check this list, and for images of the product labels, check this list. If you have a product that is being recalled, you should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase.
Original Post, December 6, 2021: Alexander & Hornung is recalling more than 234,000 pounds of fully cooked ham and pepperoni product, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety Inspection Service.
Perdue Premium Meat Company, the parent company to Alexander & Hornung, is asking that customers check their meat products due to the possibility of a listeria contamination. The recall affects 17 products, all fully cooked meats from ham steak and smoked ham to pepperoni. The products were shipped to several retail locations across the country.
"While there have been no illnesses or complaints associated with the products and there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated at the time of shipment, the voluntary recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution," said the company in a statement.
If you are worried that you potentially have a product that has been recalled, look for sell-by dates between December 2021 and May 2022 with an establishment number of EST. M10125. For all the details, head here.
The recall comes after the company tested a product for Listeria monocytogenes and it came back positive. If you consume food with this bacterium, you are at risk of getting listeriosis, an infection that primarily affects the elderly, pregnant people, newborns, and people with compromised immune systems.
Common symptoms include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. If you experience any of these, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Additional questions can be directed to the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854 or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on weekdays.