Daylesford recalls two ham products because of the presence of Listeria monocytogenes

Last updated:
6 July 2017
product recall
Daylesford is recalling Rosemary & Thyme Roast Ham and Smoked Black Ham because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the products.

Product details

Product: Daylesford Rosemary & Thyme Roast Ham
Pack size: All pack sizes
‘Use By’ dates: 20 July 2017 and 25 July 2017

Product: Daylesford Smoked Black Ham
Pack size: All pack sizes
‘Use By’ dates: 20 July 2017 and 25 July 2017

No other Daylesford products are known to be affected.

Risk

The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products listed. Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Daylesford is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

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Ref: FSA-PRIN-24-2017