Houghton Hams recalls two of its Northamptonshire Cured Ham products due to incorrect ‘Use by’ dates

Last updated:
10 August 2017
product recall
Houghton Hams is recalling two of its Northamptonshire Cured Ham products as some packs have been incorrectly labelled with a ‘Use by’ date of 19 August 2018, instead of 19 August 2017. The affected products are only sold at Waitrose.

Product details

Product:  Northamptonshire Cured Ham
Pack size: 140g
Use by date:  19 August 2018

Product:  Northamptonshire Cured Honey Roast Ham
Pack size: 140g
Use by date:  19 August 2018

No other Houghton Hams products are known to be affected.  


Consuming the products after the intended Use by date of 19 August 2017 could pose a risk of food poisoning.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the products do not eat them.  Instead, customers can return the products to Waitrose store for a full refund.

Action taken by the Company

Houghton Hams is recalling the above products. The products are only sold in Waitrose stores. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all Waitrose stores that are selling the products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the notice below.

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-29-2017