August 11, 2011: Listeria Prompts Diced Bacon Recall

On July 22, 2011, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, FISIS, announced that importer Jetro Cash and Carry Enterprises was recalling 2,900 pounds of cooked diced bacon products that had the potential to be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes.


A sample of cooked diced bacon imported from Canadian EST No. 169A, Aliments Prince, S.E.C. was found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes during routine testing conducted by FISIS.  While some of the recalled bacon product is on hold, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FISIS that recalled product had been shipped to the United States.


The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 10 lb. shipping container with 2, 5 lb. bags boxes containing 2 5-lb bags of “Assoluti Cooked Diced Bacon”


According the FISIS recall release, the recalled “Assoluti Cooked Diced Bacon” is marked with case code of 1173 and EST No. 169A. It bears the Canadian mark of inspection and a Certification Number of 406515, 406516, or 406562; and was shipped to distribution centers in Florida, Illionois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio for distribution.


Infection with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes is known as listeriosis.  Although infection in healthy people is uncommon, when it does occur, the illness can cause symptoms of high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women who develop listeriosis are at risk for miscarriage and stillbirth. As with many foodborne illnesses, infants, the elderly and immunocompromised are at risk for a more serious and sometimes fatal illness. 


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