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Recall Notification Report

Recall Notification Report 086-2014 (Hickory Smoked Sliced Bacon)

Class III Recall 086-2014
Dec 22, 2014

Congressional and Public Affairs 
Whitney Joy 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, December 22, 2014 – Abe’s Finest Meats, a Palatka, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 80,050 pounds of hickory smoked sliced bacon products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following items, produced on various dates between July 23 and December 11, 2014, are subject to recall: [View Label]   

  • 10-lb. bulk frozen packages of “CEDAR CREEK HICKORY SMOKED SLICED BACON.”

These products bear establishment number “EST. 18747” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to distributors in Florida and Georgia.

The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection personnel during a label review. The product ingredient sodium nitrite is not declared on the product label.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Ricky Brown, Plant Manager, at (386) 328-5157. Media with questions about the recall can contact Ricky Brown, Plant Manager, at (386) 328-5157.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

Label, Recalled Product

Label, Recalled Product

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Oct 26, 2015