ALEXANDER & HORNUNG RECALL IMPACTS SELECT WELLSHIRE HAM PRODUCTS

Swedesboro, NJ. — December 5, 2021— Wellshire today announced a co-packer working with the company, Alexander & Hornung, has initiated a voluntary recall of approximately 234,391 pounds of pork product, which includes select ham products sold under the company’s Wellshire brand, due to possible listeria contamination.

The affected product was produced prior to November 12, 2021 and distributed to various customers, who are all being notified of the recall. Wellshire and Alexander & Hornung are cooperating fully with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to address this situation quickly and thoroughly.

The issue was detected by the company during routine food safety tests and to-date there have not been any reports of illness.

“The health and safety of consumers is our top concern,” said Chris McCarthy, Vice President of Sales.  “Wellshire is deeply committed to food safety and will continue to investigate this matter and invest in our processes to ensure the quality and wholesomeness of our products. We will do our best to make certain this never happens again.”

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Wellshire products affected by the recall are isolated to:

  • Wellshire ½ Spiral Sliced Uncured Ham
    • Item Code: 4030
    • Sell-by Dates: all dates on or prior to 1/5/2022
  • Wellshire ½ Semi-Boneless Uncured Ham
    • Item Code: 4031
    • Sell-by Dates: all dates on or prior to 12/15/2021
  • Wellshire Whole Spiral Sliced Uncured Ham
    • Item Code: 4033
    • Sell-by Dates: all dates on or prior to 12/20/2021
  • Wellshire Whole Semi-Boneless Uncured Ham
    • Item Code: 4034
    • Sell-by Dates: all dates on or prior to 12/10/2021
  • Wellshire ½ Spiral Sliced Uncured Ham
    • Item Code: 54030
    • Sell-by Dates: all dates on or prior to 1/11/2022

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M10125” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.         

Pictures of the labels of the products in question can be found at the end of this document. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M10125” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  

For more information about the recall or to get answers to any questions about the safety of Wellshire products that have already been purchased, consumers should contact the company at 1-856-769-8933.