The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is warning the public not to consume certain meat products from the Clay Center Locker Plant.
The department on Monday will issue the recall for any ready-to-eat product including smoked pork loins, ham hocks and smoked ham produced on Nov. 21. The recall is being issued due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The department urges the public not to consume any product that will be part of the recall. That includes products purchased at retail counters in the plant and the hams that were delivered to the Future Farmer of America Clay Center and Chapman chapters.
The recall was initiated after Listeria was found in a food sample tested as part of a routine sampling program by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. All known distributors and retail and food service customers are being notified. Some of the products were sold through FFA chapters in Clay Center and Chapman, but to date, no illnesses have been linked to this recall.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in pregnant women, newborns, elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
For questions related to the recalled products, consumers can contact the Clay Center Locker Plant at 785-632-5550. Anyone who believes they may have become ill with listeriosis should contact their health provider.