Recall Expanded to Embody 2 Million Kilos of Meat

Dec. 15, 2021

A Michigan-based firm has vastly expanded its recall of meat that could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Alexander & Hornung is now recalling 2,320,774 kilos of meat merchandise, with an expanded checklist of cooked ham and pepperoni merchandise, the U.S. Division of Agriculture’s Meals Security and Inspection Service stated in a information launch.

The first recall, introduced Dec. 5, was for 234,391 kilos of cooked ham and pepperoni merchandise.

The meat being recalled may be recognized by wanting on the round USDA mark of inspection on the label. All of the recalled merchandise carry the institution quantity “EST. M10125,” the FSIS stated.

Individuals who discover the meat merchandise of their fridges or freezers ought to throw it out.

The corporate has offered an expanded checklist of recalled merchandise with extra sell-by dates. Not all of the merchandise carry the Alexander and Hornung model. Some are non-public label merchandise for retail prospects.

“The affected merchandise are being recalled as a precaution on account of attainable publicity to Listeria monocytogenes,” Alexander & Hornung stated in a information launch. “Whereas there have been no diseases or complaints related to the merchandise and there’s no conclusive proof that the merchandise had been contaminated on the time of cargo, the voluntary recall is being initiated out of an abundance of warning.”

Complete Meals is recalling its Wellshire Farms Absolutely Cooked Hams as a result of Alexander & Hornung is a co-packer for the product, a information launch says. 5 sorts of Wellshire ham are being recalled.

Consuming meals contaminated with L. monocytogenes may cause listeriosis, which is extra critical than listeria and is typically deadly. Essentially the most weak teams embody seniors, folks with weakened immune techniques, and pregnant girls and their newborns, the FSIS stated.

Signs of listeriosis embody complications, stiff necks, confusion, lack of stability, and convulsions. Signs might happen instantly or weeks after consuming the meat.

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