September 20, 2017
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USDA announces Maine ham recall

PORTLAND — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Associated Grocers, of Gardiner, is recalling 312 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

The recall is for 16-ounce packages of Super Trim, Shurfine imported cooked ham that have the establishment number 141 inside the Canadian seal of inspection, and a sell-by date of “10JA24.” The problem was discovered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which notified U.S. officials.

Officials say no reports of illness have been received, but consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a potentially fatal disease also linked with miscarriages, stillbirths and serious infections in people with weakened immune systems.

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