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Ground Bacon Recalled: May Contain Cardboard and Plastic Pieces

A Los Angeles-based firm is recalling approximately 1,350 pounds of its ground smoked bacon because the food may contain pieces of cardboard and plastic.

The company – Square-H Brands, Inc. – issued a voluntary recall of the ground bacon product Thursday after the problem was discovered at a distribution facility in Hawaii. The product had been shipped there for further distribution, but inspectors from the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discovered pieces of plastic and cardboard in the food.

Officials speculate that the problem occurred while the product was being transferred from a cardboard and plastic holding container to the grinder.

The product subject to recall is called “Coarse Ground Smoked Bacon Ends and Pieces” and was distributed in 25 lb. cases. It was packaged April 25 before being distributed to the Hawaii facility for further distribution and use in other products.

The product is marked with case code 1410070 on the upper right corner of the label. It can also be identified by its establishment number: “EST. 748,” located inside the USDA mark of inspection.

No injuries have been reported in relation to consumption of this food.

Anyone concerned about an injury should contact a healthcare provider, says FSIS.

Consumers with questions should call Square-H Brands’ Quality Assurance Manager, Bill Parke, at 323-267-4600, etx. 3007.

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