INDIANA – Over 185,000 pounds of ready-to-eat bacon is being recalled in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky due to “extraneous materials”.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that approximately 185,610 pounds of Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. ready-to-eat (RTE) bacon products are currently being recalled after it was revealed to include traces of metal.
According to the USDA, products that are included in this recall were produced on various dates between Feb. 21, 2022, to Feb. 23, 2022, and March 3, 2022, to March 5, 2022.
The USDA also says that some of the ready-to-eat bacon products may also have been used to produce other products. Currently, there have been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products.
Consumers should check back frequently as additional products could be added. You can keep tabs and learn more about this recall by clicking here.
What If You Have Any Recalled Bacon Products?
If you discover that you have any of these bacon products at home, you are asked to either throw away the item(s) or return them to the location where you purchased the product(s). If you have additional questions, you can also contact the following:
- Smithfield Consumer Affairs hotline at 1-844-342-2596
- Call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
- E-mail MPHotline@usda.gov.