The FDA has issued a recall on bacon products sold under the name of Oscar Mayer and produced by Kraft Heinz Foods Company. They are located in Newberry, S.C. and the recall is effective nationwide.
It is considered a Class II recall which means that it could possibly become an adverse health issue by the use of this product. The health risk of this recall is considered to be low. However, there have been numerous complaints from consumers of becoming ill after using this product. More information can be obtained by phoning Benjamin Bell of Congressional and Public Affairs at (202) 720-9113.
The report from Washington on August 25, 2015, states that approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon sold under the Oscar Mayer Label was recalled because of likely spoilage before the “Best When Used By” date. This was announced yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The bacon was produced between May 31, 2015, and August 6, 2015. They list the following information on the 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.
Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare, provider. Further information can be found for all recent recalls by the USDA on this web site.
If you have any concerns about this product you can contact Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations Center at (800) 278-3403. Media with questions about the recall can contact Jody Moore, Head of Communications, at (847) 646-4538.For more news coverage on this recall, you can go to New York’s NBC News.
Kraft and Heinz recently merged to combine two of the world’s largest food companies. The newly combined companies are estimated to be valued at $46 billion dollars according to Wikipedia. These two companies bring together various other brands that Americans are familiar with. Kraft has long been known for their cheese products and Heinz for their tomato products such as ketchup and canned tomatoes. For more information about Kraft Heinz Company, you may wish to visit Wikipedia at this link.
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