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 listing of cooked ham and pepperoni merchandise, the U.S. Division of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service mentioned 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 might be recognized by trying on the round USDA mark of inspection on the label. All of the recalled merchandise carry the institution quantity “EST. M10125,” the FSIS mentioned.

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

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

“The affected merchandise are being recalled as a precaution attributable to attainable publicity to Listeria monocytogenes,” Alexander & Hornung mentioned in a news release. “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 news release says. 5 sorts of Wellshire ham are being recalled.

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

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