FSIS recalls 100 lbs of ham due to possible Listeria contamination

Legal news for product liability attorneys. FSIS and Lorentz Meats recalls ham products after a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination was found.

Lorentz Meats and FSIS recalls ham due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Sunday, April 4, 2010 a recall of 100 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Lorentz Meats of Cannon Falls, Minn. distributed the affected meat in Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding areas, as reported by enewspf.com.

Various sizes of whole or half ham packages produced on March 12, 2010 are involved in the recall. The packages have “KOWALSKI’S Markets, FULLY COOKED, SMOKED HAM, Naturally Smoked with Hardwoods, KEEP REFRIGERATED” imprinted on the packaging. The “FREEZE BY 05/14/10” and establishment number “Est. 21207” can also be found inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recall was initiated after a third-party testing found the contamination and notified FSIS. At this time FISIS has not received any reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this ham product. Consumers who have nay questions regarding the recall is advised to contact company Owner/Chief Financial Officer Mike Lorentz at (612) 490-1827.

Listeria contamination can result in listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially lethal disease. Listeriosis can create a high fever, severe headaches, neck stiffness and nausea. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.