A New York company is recalling approximately 2,900 pounds of Assoulti Cooked Diced Bacon products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced very late Friday.
Jetro Cash and Carry Enterprises LLC/R.D. Food Services LP was informed of the problem after FSIS routine testing on July 19 found that a sample of cooked diced bacon imported from another company, Canadian EST No. 169A, Aliments Prince, S.E.C., was positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The initial product related to that sample is on hold, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that products from the same batch had been shipped to the United States.
There are no reports of illnesses associated with the diced bacon.
The Assoulti Cooked Diced Bacon has a case code of 1173 and EST No. 169A. It bears the Canadian mark of inspection and a Certification Number of 406515, 406516, or 406562. The products were shipped to Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio for further distribution to food service institutions.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the companies’ representatives, Walter Tadera, at 718- 915 7221, or Cheri Schneider, at 800-321-1470.© Food Safety News