Tons of Pork Products Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination

Golomb Legal. – one of the nation’s most trusted consumer class action law firms – keeps you up to speed on product recalls and potential class actions you should know about. Today, we look at a developing product recall for literal tons of pork that might have been contaminated by listeria.

Alexander & Hornung (A&H) has recalled more than 230,000 pounds of pork products, including different types of ham and pepperoni. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall after a series of inspections that concluded there could be Listeria monocytogenes contamination affecting several of the company’s products.

A&H has reportedly complied with the inspection results and voluntarily began the recall. Although the company was also quick to point out that the evidence of potential contamination was inconclusive, so the recall is technically being conducted through “an abundance of caution” and not a strict necessity.

The full list of recalled products is quite extensive. For convenience, we recommend that you click here to visit the list posted by the USDA. One of the most important details of a recalled product is that it included Plant Code: 10125.

Currently, no illnesses have been reported that can be linked to potentially contaminated pork products. But the USDA and the manufacturer both recommend that everyone check their fridges for these products and immediately dispose of them if any are found. Consumers who discard their products can call A&H at 866-866-3703 to discuss getting a refund or replacement.

Is Listeria Dangerous?

Yes, listeria is a bacterium that is commonly at the root of many foodborne illnesses. In moderate cases, it can cause flu-like symptoms. In severe cases, it can cause a life-threatening infection that requires extensive hospitalization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that around 250 people die each year due to listeria illness complications.

Will A&H Be Sued for Selling Contaminated Pork?

It is still too early to tell if a consumer class action will form against Alexander & Hornung for listeria-contaminated ham and pepperoni. Oftentimes in similar cases, it can take weeks or months before the extent of the contamination and how many people fell sick because of it are known. If dozens or hundreds of people were impacted by the recall – which doesn’t necessarily mean that they all fell ill due to a listeria bacterial infection – then a class action could become justified.

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