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Bought a Ham recently?

By Jazz - 12 October 2012 15

MIKES Meats Pty Ltd has issued a voluntary recall of 600gm and 900gm Prager Leg Hams from Mikes Meats retail stores and three other butchers in the ACT due to bacterial contamination.**

“Routine microbiological testing conducted by the manufacturer has found Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of Prager Leg Ham, Batch numbers 120904 and 120925,” said Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Pengilly.

The voluntary recall of the product has been conducted as a precautionary measure.“People are asked to discard and not use any of the affected products they may have purchased. The Health Protection Service is working closely with Mikes Meats Pty Ltd and Food Safety Australia and New Zealand.

“Listeriosis is an uncommon bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Healthy people exposed to Listeria will not generally experience any symptoms. Symptoms of Listeriosis include: fever, headache, tiredness, muscle aches and less commonly gastrointestinal illness.

“Some people in high-risk groups can become severely unwell if they develop listeria infection. These include pregnant women and those whose immune systems are suppressed. Treatment of the infection in these people usually requires hospitalisation and antibiotic therapy.”

“Certain foods are recognised as carrying a higher risk for Listeria contamination and include soft cheeses, manufactured and cold meats (including deli style hams and chicken), raw and smoked seafood, salads, pate and ready-to-eat foods such as sandwiches.

“Anyone concerned about their health is advised to consult their general practitioner.”

_A fact sheet on Listeriosis is available at health.act.gov.au/publications-reports/factsheets/listeria-and-listeriosis. Details of the recall can be found at foodstandards.gov.au/consumerinformation/foodrecalls/currentconsumerlevelrecalls/mikesmeatspragerhamm5696.cfm_

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Bought a Ham recently?
Deckard 9:20 pm 13 Oct 12

You guys are crackling me up!!

bundah 8:56 pm 13 Oct 12

poetix said :

Marcello: Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark.
Horatio: Yes, I fear it is the ham. Let it rest unsold.

Shakespeare: What a load of hogwash that ham has been pickled!

poetix 7:41 pm 13 Oct 12

Marcello: Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark.
Horatio: Yes, I fear it is the ham. Let it rest unsold.

Flossie 5:51 pm 13 Oct 12

Ooh you guys are smokin’

Pork Hunt 5:30 pm 13 Oct 12

poetix said :

bundah said :

Snidley said :

bundah said :

Mikes meats new jingle is;

Come on in and get our awesome hams coz they’re fully sick bro!

Have they been cured?

Touche,although they need to be canned!

You’re not going to rind out the puns, are you? That’d be a pork thing to do.

I guess I’ll have to hunt elsewhere…

bundah 5:22 pm 13 Oct 12

poetix said :

bundah said :

Snidley said :

bundah said :

Mikes meats new jingle is;

Come on in and get our awesome hams coz they’re fully sick bro!

Have they been cured?

Touche,although they need to be canned!

You’re not going to rind out the puns, are you? That’d be a pork thing to do.

If i continue to ham it up will you squeal with delight?

poetix 4:12 pm 13 Oct 12

bundah said :

Snidley said :

bundah said :

Mikes meats new jingle is;

Come on in and get our awesome hams coz they’re fully sick bro!

Have they been cured?

Touche,although they need to be canned!

You’re not going to rind out the puns, are you? That’d be a pork thing to do.

bundah 2:06 pm 13 Oct 12

Snidley said :

bundah said :

Mikes meats new jingle is;

Come on in and get our awesome hams coz they’re fully sick bro!

Have they been cured?

Touche,although they need to be canned!

Snidley 9:51 am 13 Oct 12

bundah said :

Mikes meats new jingle is;

Come on in and get our awesome hams coz they’re fully sick bro!

Have they been cured?

bundah 10:54 pm 12 Oct 12

Mikes meats new jingle is;

Come on in and get our awesome hams coz they’re fully sick bro!

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:08 pm 12 Oct 12

I can recommend on the life of my kids, get all pork products from Griffith butcher.

poetix 5:58 pm 12 Oct 12

Perhaps it’s always been an abbreviation for Microbes Meats?

Conan of Cooma 4:43 pm 12 Oct 12

At least they didn’t taint the bacon.

liability 4:03 pm 12 Oct 12

Probably unlikely that Mikes Meat actually process their own hams. Not many places have the facilities to do that.

I know that there was an issue a couple of years ago with the hams sold at Lachlan Valley Meats, which were actually processed by a third party business at Fyshwick. They had to ditch a whole lot of hams.

Holden Caulfield 3:54 pm 12 Oct 12

I guess now we know how he does it for the price.

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