Over 2 million pounds of turkey bacon products are being recalled that may be “adulterated because it may spoil” before the expiration date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced yesterday afternoon.
According to Kraft Heinz Foods Company, of Newberry, S.C. turkey bacon was produced between May 31, 2015, and August 6, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:
- 56 oz. cardboard boxes (containing four plastic wrapped packages) marked Oscar Mayer “Selects Uncured Turkey Bacon” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC 0 4470007633 0, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 24 AUG 2015 through 26 OCT 2015.
- 36 oz. cardboard boxes (containing three plastic wrapped packages) marked Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon “Smoked Cured Turkey Chopped and Formed” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC 0 7187154874 8, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 28 AUG 2015 through 20 OCT 2015.
- 48 oz. cardboard boxes (containing four plastic wrapped packages) marked Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon “Smoked Cured Turkey Chopped and Formed” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC 0 7187154879 3, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 3 SEPT 2015 through 30 OCT 2015.
The recalled product have an establishment number “P-9070” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as the line number “RS19”. These items were shipped across the nation as well as exported to the Bahamas and St. Martin.
The problem was discovered by the Kraft Heinz during an investigation into spoilage-related consumer complaints. They received reports of illness related to the consumption of these products, commenting that “anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.”
FSIS regularly conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) are posted on the FSIS website.
“Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations Center at (800) 278-3403,” stated a release from the USDA. “Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day or via smartphone. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.”