The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s has issued an alert for Implicated products were produced by Zadi Foods Ltd. because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The products include:
- “Casa Italia Gastronomia Prosciutto”
- “Casa Italia Gastronomia Prosciutto Boneless”
- “Casa Italia Gastronomia Prosciutto Mattonella”
- “Casa Italia Prosciutto Boneless”
- “Casa Italia Prosciutto Boneless Sliced”
- “Casa Italia Prosciutto Ham Sliced”
- “Emma Dry Prosciutto
Implicated products were produced by Zadi Foods Ltd., CFIA Establishment 665, located in Brampton, Ontario, and may have been distributed to retail locations nationwide. The products would have been sold to consumers at deli counters, and the original brand may not have been transferred at the deli counters to consumer packages. All lots and production dates for the above-listed products are subject to this public health alert.
Ingesting Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease which can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
The USDA advices that people with questions about the recall should contact the CFIA at (800) 442-2342 / TTY (800) 465-7735. Media with questions about recall should contact Zadi Foods Ltd.’s President, Vincenzo DiBattisia, at 1-905-799-6666, ext. 5234.
For even more information visit the USDA website