Listeria Contamination Prompts Urgent Costco Ham Recall

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Health authorities are warning consumers who have purchased  the Costco Easy Cut Shoulder Ham over contamination fears, especially for pregnant women.

Consumers who have purchased the Costco Easy Cut Shoulder Ham, 3kg approx, with a use by date of 2nd March 2016, are urged to stop consuming the product immediately.

The ham, sold at Costco in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and South Australia, has been recalled due to microbial contamination, otherwise known as Listeria Monocytogenes.

Listeria can cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems.

Consumers who have purchased the affected product are encouraged to return it for a full refund while anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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