Food Recall Warning - Ripple Creek Farm brand Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham recalled due to Listeria

Recall date:
January 18, 2014
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Overwaitea Food Group
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8570

Recall 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.

Recalled 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

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.

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.

Illnesses

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

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Media enquiries

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