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August 2, 2003

WARNING ON IN-STORE-SLICED HAM AND IN-STORE-SLICED TURKEY

(SafetyAlerts) - State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today urged consumers not to consume Boar’s Head Brand in-store-sliced ham and in-store-sliced turkey sold at Hamilton Deli Grocery Inc., 4103 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, 11219 due to Listeria contamination.

Boar’s Head Brand turkey and ham are sold and sliced in the store’s deli department. It was sold the week of July 21st.

Hamilton Deli Grocery Inc. is voluntarily recalling the products. The products were sold in the Brooklyn area of New York.

The problem was discovered as a result of routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors. The firm has voluntarily closed their deli department while they investigate the problem.

Listeria is a common organism found in nature. It can cause serious complications for pregnant women, such as stillbirth. Other problems can manifest in people with compromised immune systems. Listeria can also cause serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.

No illnesses have been reported to date with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased these products should return them to the place of purchase or discard them.

 
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