WASHINGTON D.C.- 2,600 pounds of whole boneless ham prosciutto has been recalled by Santa Maria Foods due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The product was shipped to Michigan and California for distribution.
Case labels bear the Canadian establishment number “473A” within the Canadian mark of inspection. Approximately 50-lb. boxes labeled “PROSCIUTTO x 4 GOLD” with the case codes BR031356 or BR031374, produced on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, 2013. Each box contains 4 individually packaged hams with the codes BR031341 or BR031354.
The problem was discovered by the Food Safety and Inspection Service during routine inspection.
Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact the company’s consumer hotline at 888-886-4428.