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What’s in Your Kitchen?  A Week in Recalls: Ham Products and Breaded Chicken Tenders

Posted in Food Safety,Outbreaks & Recalls on October 16, 2018

MakeFoodSafe.com would like to help you keep your family safe from unsafe foods.  Each week we bring together a list of the current recalls.  Some recalls are issued due to undeclared allergens, which could cause serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if someone sensitive to the product consumes it.  Other recalls are issued due to contamination with harmful material or other health risk.  Check back often and evaluate your fridge, pantry, and shopping list to make sure you can identify which foods to avoid, like this week’s ham recalls.

This week’s recalls include:

Sprout Creek Farm Recalls Margie Cheese Due to Deviation from Temperature

Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York issued a recall for their Margie Cheese on September 28, 2018 due to deviation from temperature during pasteurization.  Insufficient pasteurization may lead to potential contamination of bacteria not properly killed.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the pasteurization process required for the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance at Grade A (above 150 ⁰F) was not met.  Affected product was made on August 28, 2018 and has a best by date of November 12, 2018 and was distributed to the following firms for distribution: Baldor Foods, Simons Catering, Walbridge Farm Market, Cold Spring Cheese Shop, Turning Stone Resort, Mohonk Mountain House, Hudson Valley Harvest, Nic L Inn.

No illness has been reported in connection with this recall.

Johnston County Hams Recalls Ham Due to Health Risk

Johnston County Hams of Smithfield, North Carolina issued a recall on October 3, 2018 for approximately 89,096 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products due to potential contamination with the health risk, Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is a harmful bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in the very young, the very old, and those with a compromised immune system.  Pregnant women are at risk for miscarriages and still birth.  Normally healthy individuals often experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

This recall was initiated after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) was notified of a patient ill with listeriosis that reported consuming a ham product from Johnston County Hams.  Epidemiological Investigation linked four confirmed illnesses, including one death to ham products produced at Johnston County Hams.  Samples from the facility indicated Listeria monocytogenes that is genetically closely related to patient samples.

The product can be identified as bearing the establishment number EST. M2646.  Affected product was produced from April 3, 2017 to October 2, 2018 and shipped to distributors in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia.  See table below for specific product information.

JBS Tolleson, Inc Recalls Non-Intact Beef Products Due to Health Risk

JBS Tolleson, Inc. of Tolleson, Arizona issued a recall on October 4, 2018 for approximately 6,937,195 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products due to potential contamination with SalmonellaSalmonella is a serious illness that can range to mild flu and gastrointestinal symptoms to severe complication.  The very young, the very old, and those with a compromised immune system are more susceptible to complications.

The recall was initiated after USDA’s FSIS was notified of an investigation of Salmonella Newport illnesses where several patients indicated consuming several different beef products linked back to the JBS Tolleson, Inc production facility.

The product can be identified as bearing the establishment number EST. 267 and were shipped to retail locations and institutions nationwide.  See affected product list at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/6ae70f90-0f59-4006-a665-4d10d05156a0/RC-085-2018-Products-List.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream, Inc Recalls Ice Cream Due to Health Risk

Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream, Inc of St. Petersburg, Florida on October 4, 2018 of their No Sugar Added Vanilla and No Sugar Added Chocolate ice cream manufactured in the three-gallon tubs during the month of May 2018 due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is a harmful bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in the very young, the very old, and those with a compromised immune system.  Pregnant women are at risk for miscarriages and still birth.  Normally healthy individuals often experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

This recall was initiated after a case of listeriosis was linked to an older sample obtained from environmental sampling in 2017.  No other illnesses have been reported and no additional positive results have been detected.  The investigation is ongoing.

Affected product was distributed to ice cream parlors, independent living facilities, and restaurants in Florida.

Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, LLC Recalls Ham Biscuits Due to Health Risk

Callie’s Charleston Biscuits issued a recall on October 4, 2018 for Ham Biscuits due to the potential health risk, Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is a harmful bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in the very young, the very old, and those with a compromised immune system.  Pregnant women are at risk for miscarriages and still birth.  Normally healthy individuals often experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

The recall was initiated after being notified of a recall from their supplier, Johnston County Hams, Inc.  Recalled product was produced and shipped between April 3, 2017 and October 3, 2018 and distributed nationwide.  See table below for specific product information.

Callie’s Charleston Biscuits urges consumers to not consume the product and to throw it away or return to the place of purchase.

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, LLC Recalls Ham Due to Health Risk

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC of Richmond, Virginia issued a recall for 89,000 pounds of ham on October 4, 2018 due to potential contamination of the health risk, Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is a harmful bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in the very young, the very old, and those with a compromised immune system.  Pregnant women are at risk for miscarriages and still birth.  Normally healthy individuals often experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

The recall was initiated in response to a recall from their supplier, Johnston County Hams.  Affected product includes only those with sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018.  No other sell-by dates or net weights are affected by the recall.  Additional products that came in contact with equipment used to process the Johnston County Hams recalled product are included in this recall out of abundance of caution.  See table below for specific product information.  Affected product were sold through the following retailers: Kroger in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky; Publix, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Catering by Ukrop’s, and Hudson News at RIC in Virginia only.

Ladyfingers Caterers Recalls Ham Rolls Due to Health Risk

Ladyfingers Caterers issued a voluntary recall on October 5, 2018 for their Signature Shaved Country Ham Rolls due to potential contamination with the health risk, Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is a harmful bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in the very young, the very old, and those with a compromised immune system.  Pregnant women are at risk for miscarriages and still birth.  Normally healthy individuals often experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

The recall was initiated in response to a recall from their supplier, Johnston County Hams.  This recall affects products distributed between April 3, 2017 and October 3, 2018 and was distributed to retail stores in California, District of Columbia, Delaware, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia.  See table below for specific product information.

One illness has been reported in connection with this recall.

Canteen/Convenco Recalls Chicken Tender Products Due to Undeclared Allergen

Canteen/Convenco of Middletown, Pennsylvania issued a recall on October 5, 2018 for approximately 1,778 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken tender products due to the undeclared allergen, milk.  Those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

There have been no reports of illness in connection with this recall.  Consumers are urged to no consume the product.

This Week’s Affected Products

Manufacturer Label Size Date UPC/Lot
Johnston County Hams Johnston County Hams, Inc. Country Style Fully Cooked Boneless Deli Ham 7 to 8 lbs    
Johnston County Hams Ole Fashioned Sugar Cured The Old Dominion Brand Hams Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham 7 to 8 lbs Best By from 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019  
Johnston County Hams Padow’s Hams & Deli, Inc. Fully Cooked Country Ham Boneless Glazed with Brown Sugar 7 to 8 lbs    
Johnston County Hams Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham Less Salt Distributed By: Valley County Hams LLC 7 to 8 lbs Sell By Dates from 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019  
Johnston County Hams Goodnight Brothers Country Ham Boneless Fully Cooked 7 to 8 lbs    
Callie’s Charleston Biscuits Country Ham Biscuits     UPC 89786002001
Callie’s Charleston Biscuits Cocktail Ham Biscuits     UPC 897856002049
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Country Ham on Petite Biscuits 8CT 14 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Country Ham on Petite Party Rolls 20 CT 17.7 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Country Ham on White House Rolls 12 CT 23.3 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Country Ham on White House Rolls 2 CT 3.9 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Country Ham on White House Rolls 6 CT 11.6 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Angus Roast Beef & Cheddar Pinwheels 12.6 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Black Forest Ham & Provolone Sub 9.25 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Black Forest Ham & Provolone Pinwheels 7.8 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Combo Wrap Turkey & Bacon, Chicken Caesar, Buffalo Style Chicken, & Veg 4.8 LBS sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Cuban Style Sub 8.3 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Ham on Petite Party Rolls 20 CT 21.8 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Ham on White House Rolls 12 CT 26.9 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Honey Ham & Swiss on White House Rolls 2 CT 5.5 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Honey Ham & Turkey on White House Rolls 4 CT 11 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Honey Turkey & Cheddar on White House Rolls 2 CT 5.5 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Honey Turkey & Ham Pinwheel Tray 43 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Italian Style Sub 8.2 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Italian Style Pinwheels 8.1 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Meat & Cheese Tray 42.5 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Roasted Turkey & Colby Jack Sub 8.3 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Roasted Turkey & Colby Jack Pinwheels 9.75 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Roasted Turkey and Bacon Wrap 9.95 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Roasted Turkey and Bacon Wrap 4 CT Tray 5.03 LB sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Spicy Buffalo Style Chicken Wrap 9.6 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Turkey & Bacon Cobb Wrap 13.5 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Turkey and Swiss on Croissant 3 CT Tray 19.2 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Turkey Breast on White House Rolls 2 CT 4.5 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC Turkey Breast on White House Rolls 12 CT 28 oz sell-by dates from 9/7/2018 through 10/7/2018  
Ladyfingers Catering Signature Shaved Country Ham Rolls     UPC 8 56149 00509 9
Canteen/Convenco Fresh to You Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ BBQ Sauce 6 oz Fresh Thru dates 9-14-18 to 10-5-18 Case code 1077
Canteen/Convenco Fresh to You Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ Hot Sauce 6 oz Fresh Thru dates 9-6-18 to 10-7-18 Case code 6141

By: Heather Van Tassell, Contributing Writer (Non-Lawyer)