The NSW Food authority have issued an urgent recall on some Christmas hams due to fears of Listeria contamination.
Vic’s Premium Quality Meats has recalled its 4.5kg bone-in half ham leg which has been sold at Victor Churchill, Vic’s Meat and Simon Johnson stores across NSW, Queensland and WA.
Authorities are warning consumers to check the packaging on their hams - saying that the ham in question is sold in a brown cardboard box with a Victor Churchill logo or a white cardboard box with a Vic’s Meat logo. They further advise that the best before date on the recalled hams is January 29, 2019.
Anyone with a ham in question are being advised to return it to their place of purchase for a full refund.
Vic’s Premium Quality Meats has recalled its 4.5kg bone-in half ham leg.
Image: Vic's Meats
Health experts warn that exposure to Listeria bacteria can cause serious illness and even death - particularly with vulnerable people such as those with weak immunity, pregnant women and their unborn children.
Symptoms include fever, tiredness, aches, pains and headaches - as well as nausea, cramping and diarrhoea. In some severe cases it can cause sepsis and meningitis.
Anyone with any fears of exposure to Listeria should contact a doctor or their local hospital immediately.
Amy SinclairAmy Sinclair is the editor of New Idea Food. She is a former weekly magazine editor who loves all things food, cooking and eating - especially the eating! When she's not looking after her three children, you'll find her in the kitchen or busily hiding online shopping purchases from her husband.