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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, September 29, 2019 8:13 am

Fisher packing company recalls ready-to-eat pork products due to possible listeria contamination

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2019 – Fisher Packing Company, a Redkey, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 744 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 

The RTE pork products were packaged on August 27, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: 

  • Vacuum-sealed packages of various weights containing “FISHER MEATS OLD FASHION SMOKED HAM” with a lot code of 19239 on the label. 
  • Vacuum-sealed packages of various weights of “FISHER MEATS SMOKED HAM SHANKS WITH NATURAL JUICES” with a lot code of 19239 on the label. 
  • Vacuum-sealed packages of various weights of “FISHER MEATS CANADIAN BACON” with a freeze by date of 11/25/19 and a lot code of 19239 on the label. 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “74SEIN” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Indiana. 

The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that a sample of product produced by Fisher Packing Company confirmed positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. 

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.