Canadian firm recalls bacon products for possible Listeria contamination

August 18, 2011

Aliments Prince S.E.C., Ontario, Canada, is recalling approximately 380,000 lbs of diced bacon products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) announced Aug. 12.

Through routine testing on July 19, 2011, FSIS found a sample of cooked diced bacon imported from Aliments Prince S.E.C. to be positive for L. monocytogenes. The initial product represented by that sample was refused entry. An in-depth investigation by the firm and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency into the root cause of the L. monocytogenes finding resulted in a recall of all precooked bacon products from the Canadian firm. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 10-lb shipping container with two 5-lb packages of "Napoli Cooked Bacon Topping" that bear the case code 83600
  • 10-lb shipping container with two 5-lb packages of "Stefano Brand Cooked Diced Bacon" that bear the case code 83601
  • 10-lb shipping container with two 5-lb packages of "Bellissimo Cooked Diced Bacon" that bear the case code 83602
  • 10-lb shipping container with two 5-lb packages of "Olymel Cooked Diced Bacon" that bear the case code 83603
  • 10-lb shipping container with two 5-lb packages of "Assoluti Cooked Diced Bacon" that bear the case code 83608

All production dates prior to Aug. 10, 2011, are subject to recall. The labels on the shipping containers have "EST No. 169A" and "Product of Canada." The products were shipped to distribution centers in the United States for further distribution to food service institutions.

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