Kraft Foods Global, Incorporated has issued a voluntary recall of nearly 2000 pounds of bacon. The recall is being issued due to insufficient cooling during processing. The release did not mention the health effects of consuming this product. The recall is limited to Oscar Mayer 30% Lower Fat Center Cut Bacon. The recalled product will have the following information: EST 573V (located inside the USDA mark of inspection). The packages contain a “best when used by” date of May 24, 2007.
The bacon in this recall was shipped to a distribution center in California. There have been no reports of illness from the consumption of this product. Consumers concerned with the recall can call the company at 1-800-323-4243
This recall is for the pre-cooked bacon in a 12-ounce package. I visited the Oscar Mayer website and could find no information regarding this recall. Information can be found on the recall website hosted by the government at www.recalls.gov. Oscar Mayer’s website does however offer recall information on a recall of Oscar Mayer and Louis Rich brand Chicken Breast Strip and Cuts.
The Chicken Breast Strips and Cuts recall involved in this recall have a risk of listerosis. All Oscar Mayer and Louis Rich branded chicken breast strips and cuts are included in this recall. The recalled chicken will have a “best when used by” date of 28 May 2007.
The recall was issued when a distributor for Kraft foods discovered ListeriaMonocytogenesin a single package of the product. The recall covers all products made in the facility. There have been no confirmed reports of listerosis due to consuming the product. ‘
Consumers having questions about this recall are urged to contact the company at 800-308-1841. The press release issued by Kraft assures consumers that the company places the highest priority on consumer and product safety and they would never market a product if it was believed to pose a health risk.
If you have any of the products that have been recalled it is recommended that you dispose of them immediately. Contact the company for refund information. More information regarding the chicken recall can be found at the Kraft Foods website.
Consumers can stay on top of recalls for all types of products by visiting the government recall website at www.recalls.gov . Listing for recalls in nearly every category can be found there. Clicking on a recall on this site will take you to the issuing agency’s website
www.recalls.gov 13 April 2007
http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/About/SpecialReport/SR_OMChickenStrips 13 April 2007