Daily's Premium Meats Recalls Bacon Products Due to Possible Health Risk
the bacon may be contaminated by listeria
Daily's Premium Meats is recalling approximately 170 pounds of ready-to-eat bacon products that may be adulterated with listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The recalled products are 17 cases of two to five-pound cardboard boxes labeled 58108 REGULAR ENDS PRECOOKED BACON NEW WT. 10 lbs. 2/5 lbs. with a packaging date of 9/22/16 and a use-by date of 6/19/17.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 6133 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to Associated Foods retail locations in Idaho and Utah.
The problem was discovered during the company's routine internal third party testing when a product sample collected tested positive for listeria monocytogenes.
There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, to date.
Consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and their newborns.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.
Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.
FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Barry VanderVeur, Vice President of Operations at Daily's Premium Meats at (801)-707-6145.