About 170 pounds of ready-to-at bacon products that were shipped to Associated Foods retailers in Idaho and Utah are under recall because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. recalled ready to eat baconDaily’s Premium Meats LLC of Salt Lake City initiated because of its internal food safety testing program, according to the recall notice posted Monday night by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. “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,” according to the recall notice. “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.” The recalled product can be identified by labeling that says “Regular Ends Precooked Bacon”  with a packaging date of “9/22/16” and use by date of “6/19/17.” The recalled bacon products have the establishment number “EST. 6133” within the USDA inspection mark. Anyone who has consumed the recalled bacon products and develops symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical attention and alert their doctors to the possible exposure. Listeria infection can take up to 70 days to develop symptoms. Listeria infection can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. 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. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)