WASHINGTON - Federal officials have expanded a ham products recall due to listeria concerns.
That’s after a recall was first issued last week for a North Carolina company after a person died as a result of listeria contamination.
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The original recall was for ham products produced by Johnston County Hams of Smithfield between April 3, 2017 to Oct. 2, 2018 and shipped to distributors in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina and Virginia.
The new recall is for a variety of ham products by Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC, in Richmond, VA. It was recalled due to its potential for contamination with Listeria for products that contain country ham or came in contact with equipment used to process the country ham.
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The impacted Ukrop’s products produced at the company’s plant in Richmond, Virginia and are 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.