Bacon toppings recalled because they could contain metal, USDA says

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Over 185,000 pounds of ready-to-eat bacon toppings have been recalled due to potential metal contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced.

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corporation has recalled about 185,610 pounds of the RDE bacon toppings, which are in several products distributed by the Iowa-based company.

The pre-cooked bacon products may contain foreign materials, specifically metal, the USDA said in a news release.

A customer complained to the company after discovering metal in their product, the May 20 release said.

The recall includes several 5-pound packages:

  • 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”

Those who have purchased these products distributed nationwide are urged to not use them. No injuries have been reported from the products, the USDA said.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Smithfield Consumer Affairs hotline at 1-844-342-2596.

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