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RECALL: Bacon bits recalled due to potential metal contamination

More than 185,000 lbs. of ready-to-eat bacon topping products has been recalled due to potentially being contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.

The RTE item was produced on various dates between Feb. 21, 2022 to Feb. 23, 2022 and March 3, 2022 to March 5, 2022. The following product is subject to recall [view labels]:

  • 5-lb. packages containing “Golden Crisp PATRICK CUDAHY PRECOOKED BACON TOPPING” SKU 43200 12002 with lot codes 2054, 2062 and 2063.
  • 5-lb. packages containing “Smithfield PRECOOKED BACON TOPPING” SKU 43200 12003 with lot codes 2063 and 2064.
  • 5-lb. packages containing “Golden Crisp PATRICK CUDAHY FULLY COOKED BACON TOPPING APPLEWOOD SMOKED” SKU 43200 12296 with lot codes 2053 and 2062.
  • 5-lb. packages containing “Smithfield FULLY COOKED BACON TOPPING” SKU 43200 12663 with lot code 2064.
  • 5-lb. packages containing “MEMBER’S MARK FULLY COOKED BACON CRUMBLES” SKU 78742240923 with “BEST IF USED BY” date of “2022-11-18.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 27384” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations nationwide. Some of the bacon product may have been used to produce other products.

The problem was discovered after the firm received a customer complaint reporting they found metal in the RTE bacon topping product.

There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

In an update on May 26, more products including salads, pizza’s, wraps were added to the recall.

Some of those products are:

  • Taylor Farms – Caesar Salad with Chicken and Bacon
  • Taylor Farms – BLT Salad with Chicken and Bacon
  • Taylor Farms – Ranch Salad with Chicken and Bacon
  • Sam’s – Stuffed Crust Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Pizza
  • Sam’s – Rising Crust 5 Meat Pizza
  • Michelina’s Grande – Bacon Parmesan Linguine
  • Atkins Cauliflower Bowl
  • Atkins Cauliflower Rice Bowl
  • Atkins Bacon Scramble
  • McDonald’s Caesar Salad with Chicken and Bacon
  • Bellatoria Pan Pizza Chicken Carbonara
  • Roma Original Pizza – Bacon Cheeseburger

For a full list of recalled products, click here