Bacon Bits Recalled – Possible Listeria Contamination

January 7, 2009 12:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Nearly 3,600 pounds of bacon bits were pulled from store shelves nationwide this week by the food producer “Patrick Cudahy” of Cudahy, WI due to possible contamination with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. The bacon bits were commonly used in sandwiches and burritos for sale in convenience and small grocery stores.

“7-Eleven stores sold the products labeled as, ‘Burritos with Potatoes, Bacon, Eggs and Monterey Jack Cheese’ and ‘Chicken Club on Cracked Wheat Bread’ sandwiches on their 7-Eleven label. Smaller independent grocery stores sold products labeled “Bacon, Egg, Potato, and Monterey Jack Burrito’ on the Home Fresh sandwich label.”

Lori Maldonado of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment stated that “people who ate the food should contact their doctor if they become sick.” Home Fresh Sandwich Distributors, the company that distributes the food for the production company, said all the affected products have been pulled from store shelves. No illnesses have been reported due to the potential contamination.

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