Popular ham products have been urgently recalled from major supermarkets over contamination fears.
Two popular ham varieties are being urgently recalled from Woolworths and IGA supermarkets across Australia due to fears they have been contaminated with listeria.
Knoll Consultants and Investments Pty Ltd conducted the sweeping recall of two sliced ham products on Monday – Barossa Fine Foods Double Smoked Ham and Barossa Fine Foods No Added Nitrite Ham.
They had been sold at various stores throughout NSW, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and ACT.
“Food products contaminated with (listeria monocytogenes) may cause illness if consumed,” Food Standards Australia warned.
“Listeria may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems.”
“Consumers should not eat this product. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.”
One of the recalled products – No Added Nitrite Ham 100g, with a use by date of November 3, 2021 – was available for sale across Woolworths stores only in NSW.
It had also been sold at IGA stores in ACT, SA, WA and independent stores in NSW, ACT, SA and WA.
The Double Smoked Ham 100g, with a use by date of November 10, 2021, had been available for sale in IGA stores throughout NSW, ACT, Queensland, SA and WA.
It was also sold at Foodland in SA and independent grocery stores in Victoria and ACT.
Symptoms of listeria included fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhoea.