The Department of Agriculture said the Carolina Pride Smoked Diced Ham could be contaminated with Listeria. (WRDW-TV / July 6, 2011)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
GREENWOOD, S.C. -- More than 18,000 pounds of Carolina Pride ham are being recalled.
The Department of Agriculture announced that the Carolina Pride Smoked Diced Ham could be contaminated with the potentially harmful bacteria Listeria.
All the ham products were produced May 13, 2011 and distributed in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee.
The sell by date on the possible contaminated products is September 23, 2011. The packages will also have "EST.242" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The label on the 10-pound cases would be stamped "4218."
10-pound cases of 2-pound packages of ham might also be contaminated. The label would be "3804" and shipped in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina.
And 12-pound cases of 8-ounce vacuum packages of HARDEE's Smoked Diced Ham that could be used through November 9, 2011 and would have the stamp "4181." It would be shipped to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida.
A third-party sampling company discovered the problem. So far no illnesses have been reported.