food recalls, Friday, March 13, 2015 – Ontario Ltd. is recalling Monticello brand Cooked Ham, product of Italy, from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination
OTTAWA, March 12, 2015 – 996660 Ontario Ltd. is recalling Monticello brand Cooked Ham, product of Italy, from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions should not to sell or use the recalled product described below.
The following product was sold in Ontario and Quebec.
Starting on November 13, 2014, this product was sold clerk-served from deli counters with or without a label or coding, and some product packages may not bear the same brand or product name as described below, or a brand at all. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.
Brand Product Size UPC
Monticello Prosciutto Cotto
Cooked Ham Variable None LOT: 044295
BEST BEFORE: 05/20/2015
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.
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This recall was triggered by company test results. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
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