Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 28, 2006 19:42 ET

Health Hazard Alert/CFIA-Certain Cooked Ham and Turkey Products Distributed by Honeybaked Foods Inc. May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain The Honey Baked Ham Company brand Cooked Ham and Turkey products, described below, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This CFIA alert has been initiated in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmation of direct sales to Canadian consumers of products recalled by HoneyBaked Foods Inc., Holland, Ohio.

The Honey Baked Ham Company brand products affected by the alert are:

Product Size Codes
Sliced & Glazed 6 to 11 pound EST. 15875
Fully Cooked Half Ham packages Package code between
6261 and 6310
Sliced & Glazed 12 to 16 pound EST. 15875
Fully Cooked Whole packages Package code between
Ham 6261 and 6310
Sliced and Glazed 3 pound P-15875
Cooked Boneless (approximate) Package code between
Turkey Breast weight per 6248 and 6258
package Product code 30505 02099
Sliced & Glazed 3 pound P-15875
Fully Cooked Smoked (approximate) Package code between
Boneless Turkey weight per 6248 and 6258
Breast package Product code 30504 02099

These products have been available to Canadians through internet and telephone catalogue sales.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page at

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Fred Jamieson (English)
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Marie-Andree Lefebvre (French)