August 2, 2003
WARNING ON IN-STORE-SLICED HAM AND
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.