Ill. company recalls prosciutto products

May 4, 2010 7:28:28 PM PDT
An Illinois company is recalling 822 pounds of prosciutto products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The product subject to recall includes various pound cases of "Prosciutto Boneless Casa Italia." The products were distributed to restaurants and retailers in Illinois and Indiana.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company's office manager, Maria Spano, at (708) 436-0070.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis 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.