A North Carolina-based company is recalling over 89,000 pounds of ham products after one person died in a listeria outbreak, the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced last Wednesday.
The multistate outbreak, which was linked to ready-to-eat deli ham produced by Johnston County Hams, left at least four people sick and one person dead across North Carolina and Virginia, according to the Center for Disease Control.
美国疾病控制中心的数据显示，这场在多个州爆发的疫情与Johnston County Hams生产的即食熟食火腿有关。疫情在北卡罗来纳州和弗吉尼亚州造成至少4人患病，1人死亡。
The products subject to recall were produced between April 3, 2017, and Oct. 2, 2018, and bear the code "EST. M2646" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the packaging.
The items were shipped to distributors in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina and Virginia.
Those exposed to the bacteria may exhibit symptoms including fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and diarrhea, according to FSIS.
Listeria infections are especially dangerous for pregnant women, as they can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature deliveries and life-threatening infections in newborns. Older adults and individuals with weakened immune systems are also at a higher risk for more serious infections.