The New Zealand Food Safety Authority has alerted consumers to the recall of several Luigi's Ham products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following recalled items, identified with Use By Dates from 09 February 2009 to 04 March 2009, have been recalled.
- Luigi's Ham Steaks 6-pack
- Luigi's Ham Steaks 12-pack
- Luigi's Ham Steaks Random Pack (5kg)
- Luigi's Gourmet Thick Cuts 2's
- Luigi's Gourmet Thick Cuts 3's
The recalled ham products were distributed in Pak N Save and New World supermarkets in lower North Island.
No illnesses have been associated with the recalled products. Nevertheless, Listeria monocytogenes can cause dangerous illness in the elderly, the very young and those with weakened immune systems. A pregnant woman who is infected with Listeria monocytogenes may pass the infection to her unborn child, resulting in stillbirth, miscarriage or the birth of a seriously ill infant.
Consumers are advised to return the recalled ham products to their retailer for a refund.