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Deli Ham Recall Lawsuit

Deli Ham Recall Lawsuit

Johnston County Hams recalled several brands of ready-to-eat deli ham after an outbreak of Listeria sickened at least 4 people, including 1 person who died.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting deli ham induced injury cases in all 50 states If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Listeria food poisoning from eating recalled deli ham, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Deli Ham Recall

In October 2018, Johnston County Hams Inc., of Smithfield, North Carolina, recalled nearly 90,000 pounds of ready-to-eat deli ham due to Listeria contamination.

Ham Recall Linked to 4 Illnesses, 1 Death

Investigators with the USDA confirmed that 4 people were infected with Listeria after eating the recalled deli ham, including 1 person who died, from July 8, 2017 through August 11, 2018.

Investigation of Listeria Outbreak

Investigators collected 2 samples of deli ham from Johnston County Hams in 2016 and in early 2018. Both tested positive for Listeria. Tests showed that Listeria found in the deli ham in both years was matched genetically to Listeria from the ill people.

What Deli Ham Products Were Recalled?

Johnston County Farms produced the recalled deli ham from April 3, 2017 to Oct. 2, 2018 and shipped it to distributors in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina and Virginia.

The following products were recalled:

  • Varying weights of 7 to 8-lbs. plastic-wrapped “JOHNSTON COUNTY HAMS, INC. COUNTRY STYLE FULLY COOKED BONELESS DELI HAM.”
  • Varying weights of 7 to 8-lbs. plastic-wrapped “Ole Fashioned Sugar Cured The Old Dominion Brand Hams Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham” with Sell-By dates from 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019.
  • Varying weights of 7 to 8-lbs. plastic-wrapped “Padow’s Hams & Deli, Inc. FULLY COOKED COUNTRY HAM BONELESS Glazed with Brown Sugar.”
  • Varying weights of 7 to 8-lbs. plastic-wrapped “Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham LESS SALT Distributed By: Valley Country Hams LLC” with Sell-By dates from 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019.
  • Varying weights of 7 to 8-lbs. plastic-wrapped “GOODNIGHT BROTHERS COUNTRY HAM Boneless Fully Cooked.”

The recalled ham products are marked with establishment number “EST. M2646” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Listeria Food Poisoning

Listeria infections can take up to 2 months to cause symptoms. The symptoms of an infection may include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

Listeria infections in pregnant women can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or deadly infection of the newborn.

Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

Do I have a Ham Recall Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting deli ham induced injury cases in all 50 states If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Listeria food poisoning from eating recalled deli ham, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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