The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert to remind consumers of the Nov. 24 recall of cooked ham and turkey products from HoneyBaked Foods Inc., of Holland, Ohio that were sold nationwide through internet and telephone catalogue sales as well as at retail establishments and kiosks in Toledo, Ohio, that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and to provide safe food handling information for people at risk for listeriosis. The ham and turkey products were sold before Thanksgiving and any leftovers should be discarded.
While FSIS was confirming that HoneyBaked Foods, Inc., contacted customers who had purchased the products subject to recall through telephone and internet catalog sales, FSIS was informed of seven cases of self-reported illnesses. At this time, these illnesses have not been confirmed by laboratory testing, nor have they been diagnosed by a medical professional. The consumers involved in these reports are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada and Texas.