Friday, March 13, 2015

Listeria contamination prompts ham recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says 996660 Ontario Ltd. is recalling Monticello brand Cooked Ham produced in Italy. It might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

The CFIA does not reveal the company name for the numbered company, but the ham has been distributed across Ontario and Quebec.

“Consumers should not consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions should not to sell or use” Prosciuto or cooked ham with a best before date of May 20, the CFIA says.

Most is sold at deli bars. It is sold in packaging without a universal product code (UPC).

The recall applies to ham “starting on November 13, 2014,” the CFIA says.
“Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer,” the CFIA says.

It says there have been no reported illnesses associated with these products.