According to the company the food bug has not been found in the actual products, only in the facility, but they are still being pulled from the shelves as a safety precaution. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT.

Ham and salami recalled over listeria scare

Swedish food retailer Axfood has recalled smoked ham and garlic salami after listeria bacteria were found in the facility where the products are made, news agency TT reports.

The products that have been recalled include smoked ham labelled "Garant Flatrökt skinka" and "Garant Basturökt skinka", with the expiry date 31-03-2014, and garlic salami also by Garant with the expiry date 28-04-2014.

According to the company the food bug has not been found in the actual products, only in the facility, but they are still being pulled from the shelves as a safety precaution.

63 cases of the food bug have been reported over the last six months, and 27 came from the same strain.

Listeria is most dangerous for pregnant women and those with immune deficiencies. It can cause blood poisoning and meningitis. Since October last year, twelve people have died from the food bug in Sweden.

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